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AEI - 2021-09-16 00:02
In his July, President Biden boasted that “we are developing a counter-terrorism over-the-horizon capability that will allow us to keep our eyes firmly fixed on any direct threats to the United States” in Afghanistan. But overreliance on a single tactic i ...
Putin meets Assad in Moscow, condemns US and Turkish troops in Syria
E-Kurd - 2021-09-14 14:01
MOSCOW,— President Vladimir Putin received Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad in Moscow for the first time since 2015 on Monday and criticised foreign forces that are in Syria without a U.N. mandate, the Kremlin said, in a rebuke of the United States and Turke ...
9/11: how the United States’ – and UK’s – hubris met its Nemesis - International Viewpoint - online socialist magazine
Internationalviewpoint - 2021-09-11 09:00
Lessons learned from the government’s failure to understand technology’s power
AEI - 2021-09-11 00:02
Following the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Taliban have reportedly seized sensitive biometric data on vulnerable Afghan citizens — via devices either funded or directly engineered by the US military. Moving forward, the US government sh ...
Where are the Carriers? U.S. National Strategy and the Choices Ahead
Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2021-09-10 03:18
Executive Summary As the United States seeks to prepare for a potential conflict with a peer-level adversary, the debate around the utility of the aircraft carrier—and its role in such a contingency—once again has resurfaced. Since the carrier’s adoption ...
Biden’s cruel and bizarre travel ban
AEI - 2021-09-10 00:02
The United States' travel and migration restrictions may have been reasonable in the early stages of the pandemic, but now the Biden administration could admit travelers with proof of vaccination and a negative test result; or it could update its blacklis ...
Webinar: What role does the United States and its allies have in...
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2021-09-08 00:07
Iran Bolstered by Allies: Drifting Leverage from the United States - Modern Diplomacy
Moderndiplomacy - 2021-09-06 11:19
The United States launched air strikes on targets in Iraq and Syria
Randrlife - 2021-09-04 10:07
Mexico and the United States must stop sending children into harm’s way | Amnesty International
Amnesty - 2021-09-02 01:24
US will stay in Iraq and Kurdistan Region for the long haul: US consul general
E-Kurd - 2021-08-30 21:35
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan region,— The United States will stay in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region for the long haul and remains committed to defeating the Islamic State group (ISIS), the US Consul General to Erbil told reporters on Monday. “The United S ...
War veterans in Kobanê protest against Turkish attacks
ANF - 2021-08-29 18:23
War veterans in Kobanê have protested against Turkey's continued attacks on northern Syria and the silent acquiescence of Russia and the United States. ...
The seven sins of the alliance system of the United States (part 1) - Illinois News Today
Illinoisnewstoday - 2021-08-27 15:16
The Middle East is preparing for the United States’ exit from Syria
Tbsnews - 2021-08-26 11:41
The Middle East Is Preparing for the United States’ Exit From Syria
Foreignpolicy - 2021-08-25 13:58
The seven sins of the alliance system of the United States (part 7) - Illinois News Today
Illinoisnewstoday - 2021-08-24 12:02
Did the United States secretly bomb the Libyan National Army? - Modern Diplomacy
Moderndiplomacy - 2021-08-21 12:14
Special Immigrant Visas for the United States' Afghan Allies: Lessons Learned from Promises Kept and Broken - Lawfare
Lawfareblog - 2021-08-19 20:56
Making Sense of Afghanistan
Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2021-08-18 00:37
As the Taliban retake control over Afghanistan while the United States completes the withdrawal of its military forces, some are asking, “How could this have happened?” Already, there are discussions of intelligence failures within the Biden administratio ...
The United States Needs a Comprehensive Protection Plan for the Forcibly Displaced in Afghanistan - Center for American Progress
Americanprogress - 2021-08-17 20:27
What Would Happen to the World Without the United States? - Modern Diplomacy
Moderndiplomacy - 2021-08-16 02:34
Telephonic Press Briefing on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region - United States Department of State
United States Department of State - 2021-08-08 19:13
Ahrar al-Sharqiya sanctions mark new Turkey strategy: American think tank
NPA Syria - 2021-08-05 20:03
The American Foundation for Defense of Democracies stated that sanctions applied to the Ahrar al-Sharqiya faction by the United States Department of the Treasury last week symbolize "a new era of America’s approach to Ankara's support for extremists The p ...
The United States Must Stop Arming Human Rights Abusers | The National Interest
Nationalinterest - 2021-08-04 17:20
VOA60 World- Seoul said on Monday no decision had been made on its joint military exercises with the United States
Dengî Amerîka - 2021-08-02 21:43
Joint Statement on the U.S.-Iraq Strategic Dialogue - United States Department of State
United States Department of State - 2021-08-02 06:11
Joe Biden elected 46th President of the United States - The Hindu
Thehindu - 2021-08-02 00:30
World leaders are committed to support SDF everyday: Coalition
NPA Syria - 2021-08-01 17:50
HASAKAH, Syria (North Press) – On Sunday, Paul T. Calvert, the United States Army lieutenant general who serves as the Commander of the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTFOIR), said that many world leaders are 100% committed to su ...
Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Regular Press Conference on July 30, 2021 — Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States of America
China Embassy - 2021-07-31 03:42
US is not withdrawing from Iraq: KRG Envoy
Justice for Kurds - 2021-07-30 15:23
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The United States is not completely withdrawing from Iraq, said a Kurdistan Regional Government official who is part of the strategic dialogue between the two countries. “Are we concerned about the US withdrawal? Well, the US is not ...
U.S. slaps sanctions on Turkey-backed Syrian armed group that killed Kurdish politician Hevrin Khalaf
E-Kurd - 2021-07-29 12:09
WASHINGTON,— The United States on Wednesday slapped sanctions on a Syrian mercenary armed group that killed a senior Kurdish female politician amid Turkey’s 2019 incursion, vowing to keep pursuing accountability in the war-ravaged country. The United Stat ...
Haiti, Cuba, and the History of U.S. Involvement in the Caribbean
Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2021-07-26 21:45
As the United States’ “Near Abroad,” the Caribbean has always held a central, but unheralded place in American Foreign Policy. Now, with Cuba experiencing its largest protests in decades and with a new government forming in Haiti following the assassinati ...
In Iraq, an old United States foe grows his political power - The Economic Times
Indiatimes - 2021-07-23 08:01
5 questions for Michael Strain on COVID-19 and the US economy
AEI - 2021-07-23 00:00
As the United States emerges on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy is poised to catch up to the pre-pandemic trend level of GDP by the end of the year, but the labor market remains weak. The post 5 questions for Michael Strain on COVID-1 ...
US rejects Erdoğan's proposal for two states in Cyprus
ANF - 2021-07-22 10:30
The United States rejected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's proposal for two states in Cyprus. ...
Opinion: How the United States has proven to be a terrible ally – HS Insider
Latimes - 2021-07-20 17:53
Senator and Vice President of the United States: Can Kamala Harris Hold Both Positions at the Same Time? - JURIST - Commentary - Legal News & Commentary
Jurist - 2021-07-19 06:24
The United States establishes new military bases in Syria - Market Research Telecast
Marketresearchtelecast - 2021-07-17 16:52
The United States back to nowhere - ToysMatrix
Toysmatrix - 2021-07-14 07:23
A Turkish and Iranian coup is underway in Iraqi Kurdistan, and America is AWOL
E-Kurd - 2021-07-14 06:34
Michael Rubin | 19fortyfive Iraqi Kurdistan pitches itself as a US ally. When its interests coincide with the United States, it can be a genuine partner. Too often, however, Machiavellian games lead to a discrepancy between the pro-American rhetoric of Ir ...
Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Regular Press Conference on July 12, 2021 — Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States of America
China Embassy - 2021-07-13 01:39
Hot and Cold: The Philippines’ Relations with China (and the United States)
Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2021-07-08 06:21
In spring 2021, hundreds of Chinese fishing boats gathered at several South China Sea islets, most notably at Whitsun Reef, within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone. Worried that China might use the boats, which were suspected of being part of its ...
Iraqi Prime Minister Walks Tightrope Between Shia Militias and the United States - Jamestown
Jamestown - 2021-07-02 20:35
The fall of Kobane: The impact on Turkey, Kurds and the United States - War on the Rocks
Warontherocks - 2021-07-02 19:54
America’s Critical Strategic Vulnerability: Rare Earth Elements
Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2021-06-23 01:51
The People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) dominance over global critical mineral supply chains presents one of the largest strategic vulnerabilities to the United States and her allies since the Arab oil embargo-triggered energy security crisis of the 1970s. ...
Kurdistan Region President meets with US Ambassador to Iraq
Presidency of Kurdistan - 2021-06-21 19:31
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, June 21, 2021 Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received Mr. Matthew Tueller, the United States’ Ambassador to Iraq on Monday. Discussions covered the latest developments in Iraq, the Kurdistan Region and the greater re ...
Turkey makes bobbin lace to try to redirect relations with the United States - Market Research Telecast
Marketresearchtelecast - 2021-06-15 21:05
VOA60 World- U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday he wanted Europe to know the United States was by its side
Dengî Amerîka - 2021-06-14 22:18
Factbox-Rifts that divide NATO allies Turkey and United States | The Mighty 790 KFGO | KFGO
KFGO - 2021-06-14 21:21
The United States’ Imperial Foreign Policy Is the Deadly Enemy of Progress at Home
Jacobinmag - 2021-06-14 19:45
The Colonial Pipeline attack reveals the vital importance of older infrastructure workers
AEI - 2021-06-11 00:06
Due to ageism, workers who know how to operate infrastructure manually are being retired off. As seen during the Colonial Pipeline breach, this is making the United States more vulnerable to ransomware attacks. The post The Colonial Pipeline attack reveal ...
'The United States is back': World leaders congratulate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris following inauguration | SBS News
SBS - 2021-06-03 18:35
Rally in Strasbourg protests against European silence on Turkey’s crimes
ANF - 2021-06-03 08:31
In Strasbourg, masses staged a march from the Council of Europe to the US Embassy to protest against the hypocritical attitude of the EU and the United States in the face of Turkish war crimes in Kurdistan. ...
U.S. Ambassador to UN visits Turkey
NPA Syria - 2021-06-02 08:44
QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – Today, the United States (US) Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Linda Thomas-Greenfield is visiting Turkey to focus on the extensive support provided by the UN and its partner agencies to meet the dire humanitarian nee ...
Crossing accusations between the United States and Turkey in NATO - Market Research Telecast
Marketresearchtelecast - 2021-05-31 19:54
The legacy of 2020, and 2021 in the prospects of the United States and China - Modern Diplomacy
Moderndiplomacy - 2021-05-23 02:39
Joe Biden’s ‘America is Back’ Policy Should Start with Syria
SDC - 2021-05-16 21:36
By Sinam Sherkany Mohamad This article originally appeared in The National Interest on March 30, 2021. Recep Tayyip Erdogan supports violence against women in Turkey, women in Syria, Kurds in Afrin, and elsewhere. Will the United States shore up its […] ...
Biden recognises Armenian genocide, defying Turkey in watershed moment, United States News & Top Stories - The Straits Times
Straitstimes - 2021-05-14 17:37
The United States Can’t Stop Arab Rapprochement with Syria’s Assad | The National Interest
Nationalinterest - 2021-05-14 16:49
5 questions for David Dollar on China’s economic and geopolitical ambitions
AEI - 2021-05-11 00:01
David Dollar discusses whether China's economy will successfully grow in the coming decades, as well as how the United States should react to China as an economic and geopolitical rival. The post 5 questions for David Dollar on China’s economic and geopol ...
'I want to make a difference:' Soldier in training from Iraq wants to inspire others to follow their dreams | Article | The United States Army
WWW - 2021-05-10 16:35
China’s economic challenges as a rising power: My long-read Q&A with David Dollar
AEI - 2021-05-07 00:05
David Dollar discusses whether China's economy will successfully promote innovation in the coming decades, as well as how the United States should react to China as an economic and geopolitical rival. The post China’s economic challenges as a rising power ...
US accuses Russia of violating agreements on Syria
NPA Syria - 2021-05-05 12:10
QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – On Tuesday, the United States accused Russia of violating agreements to prevent clashes between the two countries’ forces in Syria. Since the start of their operations in Syria in 2015, Russia and US have concluded several ...
The 2020 Census story: What you need to know
AEI - 2021-04-29 00:01
On Monday, the US Census Bureau released the 2020 population estimates for the United States. The flow of people from the Northeast and Midwest to the South and West continues apace. Still, the changes were not as dramatic as many expected. The post The 2 ...
The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) | Film, Trailer, Kritik
Kino Zeit - 2021-04-28 00:29
Tales vs. the Truth: Was the United States Really Behind Turkey’s July 15 Coup Attempt? - Modern Diplomacy
Moderndiplomacy - 2021-04-26 16:39
The United States Has Declared Defeat In Two More Wars – OpEd – Eurasia Review
Eurasiareview - 2021-04-24 15:07
Water flow should be allowed from Syria’s Alouk station: US State Department
NPA Syria - 2021-04-24 08:17
QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – On Friday, the United States Department of State said that they are communicating with Turkey and the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) to solve the issue of Alouk Station, in the countryside of Ras ...
Where Does All The Radioactive Fracking Waste Go?
John Bolton - 2021-04-22 18:07
On May 8, 2017, a drum of radioactive oilfield waste from Australia arrived at a remote West Texas disposal site operated by local oil and gas environmental services company, Lotus LLC. This drum of waste entered the United States aboard a Singapore Airli ...
Still After Two Decades Afghan Forces Struggling
E-Kurd - 2021-04-18 14:31
Manish Rai | Exclusive to Ekurd.net US President Joe Biden has announced plans to pull out all United States troops from Afghanistan by September 11, ending the longest war in American history. In Kabul, many fear that Afghan security forces won’t be able ...
New details about ISIS fighter claiming to be from Virginia
CBS News - 2021-04-15 06:14
United States investigators are trying to confirm the identity of an apparent American citizen who defected from ISIS in Iraq. The man is being held by Kurdish forces. He was carrying a Virginia driver's license when he was taken into custody. He surrende ...
Turkey’s Tightrope Between Russia and the United States - The Moscow Times
Themoscowtimes - 2021-04-14 15:24
Justice for Kurds Chairman: Kurds have broad support; President Barzani to address JFK-Yale University series
Justice for Kurds - 2021-04-13 20:02
WASHINGTON DC, United States (Kurdistan 24) – Dr. Thomas Kaplan, Chairman of the non-profit Justice for Kurds, described to Kurdistan 24 in an interview the aims of his organization, as he also discussed the four-part seminar series that begins on Tuesday ...
Kurdistan Region President meets with US Ambassador
Presidency of Kurdistan - 2021-04-13 15:43
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, April 12, 2021 Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received the United States’ Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Matthew Tueller, in Erbil on Monday. Discussions covered a number of topics, including the third round of the Iraqi-Am ...
U.S. agrees to move ‘remaining combat troops’ from Iraq
E-Kurd - 2021-04-08 11:22
WASHINGTON,— The United States agreed in talks Wednesday with Iraq to remove all remaining combat forces deployed to fight Islamic State extremists, although US forces will still provide training. After a first “strategic dialogue” under President Joe Bid ...
US sanctions on Turkey for Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile system come into effect tomorrow
ANF - 2021-04-06 11:15
The United States imposed sanctions on Turkey for purchase of S-400 surface-to-air missile system from Russia. The sanctions come into effect tomorrow, Wednesday. ...
What the United States Military Can Learn from the Nagorno-Karabakh War | Small Wars Journal
Smallwarsjournal - 2021-04-05 11:19
Rudaw: Thomas Kaplan interviewed on Kurdish activism
Justice for Kurds - 2021-04-03 22:22
WASHINGTON , United States — A New York based pro-Kurdish group has hired international law firm Covington and Burling LLP to advocate for the formulation of a Middle East policy in President Joe Biden’s new administration that benefits Kurds. “Justice Fo ...
United States of Al: a comedy that brings home the deadly dilemma faced by Afghan interpreters
Militarytimes - 2021-04-03 08:36
United States of Al: a comedy that brings home the deadly dilemma faced by Afghan interpreters
Marinecorpstimes - 2021-04-03 08:14
United States of Al: a comedy that brings home the deadly dilemma faced by Afghan interpreters
Navytimes - 2021-04-03 07:06
5 questions for Alex Nowrasteh on how immigration affects institutions
AEI - 2021-04-02 00:09
Alex Nowrasteh explains how immigration does — and doesn't — affect the institutions and culture of developed countries such as the United States. The post 5 questions for Alex Nowrasteh on how immigration affects institutions appeared first on American E ...
Russia enjoys freedom of the press in America but does not uphold it at home
AEI - 2021-03-30 00:04
The free press in Russia has long been under siege, and it is a wonder that Russian state-owned, managed, and otherwise controlled media are allowed to operate freely in the United States when Russia does not extend the same permission. The post Russia en ...
The Autopsy of Jihadism in the United States - Modern Diplomacy
Moderndiplomacy - 2021-03-28 10:00
Medal of Honor recipients provide insight to cadets | Article | The United States Army
WWW - 2021-03-26 19:26
The political economy of immigration and institutions: My long-read Q&A with Alex Nowrasteh
AEI - 2021-03-24 00:02
Alex Nowrasteh explains how immigration does — and doesn't — affect the institutions and culture of developed countries such as the United States. The post The political economy of immigration and institutions: My long-readA with Alex Nowrasteh appeared f ...
Israel– China relations and the pervasive annoyance shown by the United States - Modern Diplomacy
Moderndiplomacy - 2021-03-23 13:47
GZERO VIDEO: The US and managing Middle East's power shifts, United States News & Top Stories - The Straits Times
Straitstimes - 2021-03-18 21:28
Kamala Harris sworn in as Vice-President of the United States | The Star
Thestar - 2021-03-18 08:31
The US should push to move the 2022 Olympics out of China
AEI - 2021-03-17 00:02
The United States should put its weight behind an effort to move the 2022 Olympics out of China. Now is no time for half-measures. The post The US should push to move the 2022 Olympics out of China appeared first on American Enterprise Institute - AEI. ...
Core Concepts of Taliban’s Islamic Emirate has not Changed
E-Kurd - 2021-03-15 20:24
Manish Rai | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, which was the official name of the Taliban regime before being deposed by the United States in late 2001. The Taliban has always insisted on calling itself the Islamic Emirate of Afghanis ...
Joint NGO Statement to Member States of the United Nations Human Rights Council | Human Rights Watch
HRW - 2021-03-14 14:22
Iranian and international NGOs call for support to the renewal of the UNSR mandate on human rights violations in Iran
Kurdistan Human Rights - 2021-03-13 02:02
In a joint letter on 12 March, thirty nine Iranian and international human rights organisations have called on the member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council to support the renewal… The post Iranian and international NGOs call for support to ...
What the 70 New Members of Congress Reveal About Pro-Israel Politics in the United States – 2021 March-April - WRMEA
Wrmea - 2021-03-11 20:05
KNK: Hands off Shengal!
ANF - 2021-03-11 12:30
KNK called upon the United Nations, the European Union, the United States, and world human rights organisations to work to protect the Yazidis from future massacres. ...
5 questions for Leah Brooks on US infrastructure costs since the 1960s
AEI - 2021-03-07 00:09
Leah Brooks explains why the rise in citizen influence on infrastructure projects has caused building costs to dramatically increase in the United States since the late 1960s. The post 5 questions for Leah Brooks on US infrastructure costs since the 1960s ...
The Nuances of the United States Military Budget: What to Cut? - Brown Political Review
Brownpoliticalreview - 2021-03-06 00:57
Turkey: sudden weather change likely cause of chopper crash Turkey Iraq Kurdish Ankara United States | The Independent
Independent - 2021-03-05 17:42
Reciprocity and Coercion: Ending the Downturn in U.S.-Iran Relations
Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2021-03-05 06:44
Just days after the United States struck Iranian-linked targets in Syria, militia members fired a volley of rockets at Ain Al-Asad air base. The U.S. strike was conducted in response to an attack on Balad airbase in Iraq on February 20 by Iranian proxies. ...
The Trump administration did not extinguish the American dream
AEI - 2021-03-05 00:02
Despite years of divisive rhetoric, chaos in governance, and a global pandemic, the American dream remains alive and well — and remarkably robust — in the United States, even along well-known fault lines that have emerged in recent years. The post The Tru ...