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The Increased U.S. Commitment to Europe under the Trump Administration

The Increased U.S. Commitment to Europe under the Trump Administration

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2018-12-06 18:19
Headlines such as “Trump calls NATO obsolete,” “Trump bashes allies,” and “Trump says Putin meeting easiest” fuel speculation that the U.S. is on the verge of abandoning its traditional allies in Europe in favor of an improved relationship with Russia. O ...
The Increased U.S. Commitment to Europe under the Trump Administration - Foreign Policy Research Institute

Syrian Kurds on The Verge of Disaster

E-Kurd - 2018-12-07 17:32
Ayman Riad Al-Mufleh | Exclusive to Ekurd.net The position of the Syrian Democratic Forces, which is the main ground fighting force of the US Coalition in the SAR, is deteriorating every month on the Euphrates River. Negative factors affecting the Kurds ...

Veranstaltungshinweis: On the crime of being a journalist

Presseportal - 2018-12-05 17:29
Bucerius Law School: On the crime of being a journalist. Kamal Chomani is an internationally renowned journalist, blogger, political commentator and analyst. Datum: 14. November 2018 Zeit: 19:00 bis 20:30 Ort: U.56, Bucerius Law School, Jungiusstr.6, Hamb ...

Lebanese FM Encourages His Country's Investors to Return to Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-12-04 22:03
ERBIL - Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil has encouraged his country's businessmen and investors to return to the Kurdistan Region as the region is now stabilized. The Lebanese delegation, consisting of a number of businessmen and investors, arrive ...

ABLE ARCHER at 35: Lessons of the 1983 War Scare

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2018-12-03 17:57
In their seminal account of the Cuban Missile Crisis, political scientists Graham Allison and Phillip Zelikow summarize its effects on U.S.-Soviet relations: “Having peered over the edge of the nuclear precipice, both nations edged backwards toward déten ...

The Need For Strength Abroad

Stephen Mansfield - 2018-12-02 14:29
Russia’s behavior is a result of the United States’ weakness at certain critical moments. (For a recent example: our failure to support the Kurds, 93% of whom voted in favor of a referendum on independence.) Stephen believes that if the U.S. doesn’t chang ...

HDP Slams Turkish Court’s Decision to Keep Demirtas under Detention

BAS News - 2018-12-01 13:21
ERBIL — The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has denounced a decision by the Ankara 19th Heavy Criminal Court on Friday which rejected the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights calling on Ankara to free the former HDP Co-chair Selahatti ...

Six Steps to Make the Most of the U.S. Senate’s Yemen Vote

International Crisis Group - 2018-11-30 15:37
By an unexpectedly large margin, the U.S. Senate voted on 29 November to move ahead with a bill to end U.S. involvement in the Yemen war. Crisis Group calls on the key actors to seize this opportunity to suspend the fighting and pursue peace in earnest. ...

The Times of Israel: Kurdistan: Betrayed by the West

Justice for Kurds - 2018-11-29 00:27
As the geopolitical tectonic plates of the Middle East continue to shift and collide, Kurdistan remains an island in a sea of chaos. In stark contrast to its neighbours, Kurdistan’s staunch commitment to defending freedom and rejecting extremism is eviden ...

Is it really the End of ISIS?

E-Kurd - 2018-11-28 13:46
Chiman Salih | Exclusive to Ekurd.net ISIS is only another name for truculent net clenched its fist deeply in the gut of the Middle East and will not abandon it or leave it mercifully, but it will exploit any crack to make the life of the people as the h ...

36 bakeries covering the needs of Raqqa of bread

SDF Press - 2018-11-18 20:01
Committee of Ovens and Mills is one of the working committees in Raqqa Civil Council, which works to provide flour and bread to Raqqa and its countryside. It also supervises the work of the ovens in terms of quality and quantity of bread provided in coor ...

The academy of “Khaled Aliwi” opens its seventh course

SDF Press - 2018-11-14 19:47
The academy of “Khaled Aliwi” opens its seventh course Tabqa-The academy of “Khalid Alioui” opened its seventh course which is named as martyr “Mohamed Hassan Al Junaid”, 21 trainees from the institutions and government departments will be attended in the ...

Cancellation of A Seminar on the Phenomenon of Kolbars in Marivan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-14 02:02
Marivan Governor has forced the organisers of a seminar on the phenomenon of “Kolbars” in Marivan to cancel the seminar without giving any reason. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that Marivan governor has forced the organisers ...

Bangladesh-Myanmar: The Danger of Forced Rohingya Repatriation

International Crisis Group - 2018-11-12 15:58
Bangladesh and Myanmar have struck a deal for the involuntary repatriation of over 2,000 Rohingya refugees. But the agreement is rushed and threatens stability on both sides of the border. Myanmar and Bangladesh should halt the plan and instead work to c ...