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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

HDP’s Buldan: Isolation is the reason of crisis in Turkey

ANF - 2018-12-26 15:44
Buldan pointed out that the court ruled for the continuation of Güven’s imprisonment because she is a woman, a member of the parliament for HDP and is on hunger strike against isolation. ...

The regiment of the martyr (Redur Al-Jureena) is continuing training the fighters.

SDF Press - 2018-12-21 19:38
The Regiment of martyr (Redur Al-Jureena) is continuing its military and political training for the fighters. Al-Tabqa-_the regiment of the martyr (Redur Al-Jurnya) is continuing its political and military training for its fighter. Faisal Jasm Muhammad, t ...

Bloomberg: Trump Courts Catastrophe in Syria Islamic State is not defeated, and a U.S. withdrawal would be an abandonment of Kurdish allies.

Justice for Kurds - 2018-12-21 06:23
President Donald Trump is on the verge of making a spectacularly bad decision. The White House is soon expected to announce its plans to remove the 2,000 U.S. troops now serving in northeastern Syria. This is not totally unexpected. Trump ran for presiden ...

It is time to reaffirm commitment to Rojava rather than wallow in despair!

Hawzhin Press - 2018-12-20 06:31
If you want freedom you have to take it! you cannot appeal to the conscience of the imperialists, the colonialists The post It is time to reaffirm commitment to Rojava rather than wallow in despair! appeared first on Hawzhin Azeez. ...

The Reset That Wasn’t: The Permanent Crisis of U.S.-Russia Relations

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2018-12-15 00:19
Donald Trump is the only President of the United States since the collapse of the Soviet Union who has been unable to “reset” the U.S. relationship with Russia. While the Clinton, Bush, and Obama resets didn’t last, they provided periods of respite in the ...

Turkey Will Target U.S.-Backed Syrian Kurds Within Days

The Wall Street Journal - 2018-12-13 17:52
Turkey is set to launch a military intervention in northeastern Syria to combat U.S.-backed Kurdish rebels it regards as terrorists, drawing a stern warning from the Pentagon and signaling new tension between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organization all ...

U.S. Secretary of Energy: “Kurdistan and the United States will perform joint projects.”

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2018-12-12 22:57
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga HE President Barzani and United States Secretary of Energy held a press conference where they shared an abridged summary of the their meeting — the U.S. Secretary of Energy iterating upcoming joint plans with Kurdistan ...

The Iran Nuclear Deal and the U.S.-Iran Standoff

International Crisis Group - 2018-12-12 14:16
Crisis Group’s Middle East and North Africa Program Director Joost Hiltermann presented this paper on the history of U.S.-Iran relations and the status of the Iran Deal at an 8 November conference organised by the Israeli-European Policy Network (IEPN) i ...

UK Committed to Cooperation with Erbil: Ambassador

BAS News - 2018-12-10 10:22
ERBIL — British Ambassador to Iraq, Jon Wilks, has reiterated his country’s commitment to cooperation with the Kurdistan Region in the war against the Islamic State, and the efforts for finding a solution to the Erbil-Baghdad disputes. Wilks made the rem ...

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 ...

Turkey, U.S. agree to accelerated roadmap regarding Syria's Manbij - Breaking News - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2018-12-07 17:01

Khashoggi killing: 'There's a smoking saw'

BBC - 2018-12-06 00:45
The Republicans say the Trump administration is ignoring evidence of the Saudi crown prince's alleged complicity. ...

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 ...

Commitment to Peaceful Dialogue Needed for Solution to Erbil-Baghdad Disputes: Barzani

BAS News - 2018-12-04 15:10
ERBIL — The president of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, said on Tuesday that the success of the relations between Erbil and Baghdad is bound to the sides’ commitment and belief in peaceful ...

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 ...

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 ...