Analyzing The Latest Round Of Big Military Moves In The Middle East

op-ed | Shoshana Bryen
Middle East map Shutterstock/Robert Hale

Will Iran be permitted to build the platform in Syria for Israel’s destruction?

28 Killed In Aerial Bombardment Attack By The Syrian Army

World | Reuters
Syria destruction (Photo: Shutterstock)

Rebel groups ‘hold significant pockets’

Failed U.S. Policies Continue and Kurdistan Will Again Pay The Price

op-ed | Wes Martin
Kurdistan Shutterstock/knovakov

The expression ‘Petraeus won the war and Obama lost the peace’ holds merit

FACT CHECK: Has The US Spent $7 Trillion On Wars In The Middle East?

Politics | Emily Larsen
US CH-47 "CHINOOK" HELICOPTER DROPS MARINES OF15TH EXPEDITIONARY UNIT FOX COMPANY "RAIDERS" IN AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION IN THE IRAQI DESERT. A US CH-47 "Chinook" helicopter drops Marines of the 15th Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Fox Company "Raiders" in an undisclosed location in the Iraqi desert on March 28, 2003. The United States unleashed huge "bunker-buster" bombs on Baghdad on Friday in some of the heaviest air strikes of the Iraq war, but advancing U.S. ground troops appeared to pause to regroup and strengthen supply lines. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

Trump made the claim during his speech in Pensacola

Airport Forced To Take Down Christmas Tree Made Out Of Literal Garbage

World | Gabrielle Okun
A Christmas tree and decorations are seen outside No. 10 of Downing Street, London on December 4, 2017. (Photo by Alberto Pezzali/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

‘Support the environment’

Sanders Mulls Cutting US Aid, Weapons To Israel

Politics | Jonah Bennett
Sen. Bernie Sanders introducing his "Medicare for All' single-payer healthcare plan. Washington, U.S., September 13, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

‘Certainly the United States is complicit’

Media Blackout: Mideast Region Prefers Trump to Obama

Opinion | Will Ricciardella
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 25: U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri hold a joint news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House July 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump began the news conference by announcing that Senate Republicans had passed a procedural vote on repealing Obamacare. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

‘Trump has been more popular than the president he succeeded’

Jordan Votes To Revoke Law Protecting Rapists

World | Joshua Gill
Jordanian women help their grandmother to cast her vote for parliamentary elections at a polling station in Amman, Jordan September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed - RTSOL6U

‘Setting a very good example’

China Claims Its New Combat Drone Can Give US Systems A Run For Their Money

World | Ryan Pickrell
Also known as the Pterodactyl drone, the Wing Loong is a recent addition to China's air force. It carries anti-tank missiles. Reuters

Dominating a key sector of the international arms market

Pelosi Upset That Trump Didn't Visit Countries Alphabetically [VIDEO]

Politics | Nick Givas

‘Saudi Arabia? It Wasn’t Even Alphabetical’

Obama Apologizes, Trump Makes Deals

Video | Richie McGinniss

Obama’s first speech in the Middle East took a conciliatory tone while Trump’s was anything but.

After ISIS: The Threat Of Iran's IRGC

Opinion | Mohammad Amin
Iranian revolutionary guard volunteers, with a banner reading "Death to America", march during a military parade to commemorate the start of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war in Tehran, September 21, 2004. Iran is determined to press ahead with its nuclear programme even if it results in a halt of U.N. checks of the Islamic Republic's nuclear sites, President Mohammad Khatami says on Tuesday. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

It will only die if it is contained within the borders of Iran.

UCLA Professor Buries Obama's Middle East Policy Failures

Opinion | Michael Lumish
U.S. President Barack Obama gestures during his meeting with turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) in Paris U.S. President Barack Obama listens during his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the U.S. ambassador's residence during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) in Paris, France December 1, 2015. Flanking Obama are Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and National Security Advisor Susan Rice. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTX1WMOI

Academia will continue to skew the narrative in favor of Obama.

China To Expand Global Arms Sales Footprint With New Combat Drone

World | Ryan Pickrell
A police officer prepares a drone for display during a drill at a military base in Shigatse, Tibet Autonomous Region, China, October 25, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

‘Ready to place a new model’

China's Combat Drone Presence In The Middle East Is About To Get A Lot Bigger

World | Ryan Pickrell
Chinese unmanned aerial vehicles are presented during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing, China, September 3, 2015. REUTERS/Rolex Dela Pena/Pool

First drone factory in the Middle East

Is A NATO-Like Alliance The Answer To Security Challenges In The Middle East?

Opinion | Bonnie Kristian

The Trump White House must tread carefully to avoid building a permanent pipeline of American blood and treasure to the Middle East.

Hillary Just Sent A Message To All The Anti-Trump Protesters

Politics | Katie Frates
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at a reception celebrating the completion of the U.S. Diplomacy Center Pavilion, at the State Department on January 10, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The first floor of the pavilion was dedicated and named the Hillary Rodham Clinton Pavilion. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

‘I stand with the people gathered across the country’

Donald Trump's Possible Iran-To-Do List

Opinion | Heshmat Alavi
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a news conference near the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., September 22, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

Obama’s disastrous Iran policy has rendered a list of major concerns for President Donald Trump