Tag: Middle East

U.S.-Qatar Alliance Strains Coalition Against Islamic State

U.S.-Qatar Alliance Strains Coalition Against Islamic State

| October 10, 2014

Washington’s Allies Say Emirate’s Ties to Militant and Islamist Groups are a Problem

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Leon Panetta: Obama Has ‘Lost His Way’

Leon Panetta: Obama Has ‘Lost His Way’

| October 6, 2014

Former CIA director Leon Panetta discusses the threat posed by Islamic State and offers a critical review of Obama’s performance as president.

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Kissinger: No More Talk, Time to Attack ISIS

Kissinger: No More Talk, Time to Attack ISIS

| September 7, 2014

In an exclusive interview, Henry Kissinger, the grand old man of diplomacy, tells Toby Harnden that Obama must launch an all-out onslaught on Isis in Syria and Iraq, warning it should have happened already.

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Power Struggles in Middle East Exploit Islam’s Ancient Sectarian Rift

Power Struggles in Middle East Exploit Islam’s Ancient Sectarian Rift

| July 5, 2014

A manifestation of a radically new scramble for power playing out across the region in the aftermath of the United States invasion of Iraq and the Arab Spring revolts.

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Jihadist ISIL Group Growing Threat Across Mideast

Jihadist ISIL Group Growing Threat Across Mideast

| June 11, 2014

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on pace to replace al-Qaeda as world’s most dangerous terror organization.

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Going Back to Iraq

Going Back to Iraq

| June 10, 2014

The U.S. has spent almost a decade trying to extricate itself from Iraq. Today’s seizure of one of Iraq’s most important cities by Sunni extremists may well require the U.S. to become more involved.

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The Fall of Mosul

The Fall of Mosul

| June 10, 2014

A strategic disaster assisted by Obama’s withdrawal from Iraq.

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He’s Made It Worse: Obama’s Middle East

He’s Made It Worse: Obama’s Middle East

| May 1, 2014

Under Barack Obama’s leadership, in almost every square inch of the Middle East, the strategic position of the United States has decayed. And the region itself is far worse off than it was when he took office.

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Obama Is Lost in the Mideast Bazaar

Obama Is Lost in the Mideast Bazaar

| September 12, 2013

Amid the Syrian fiasco, the president finds a Russian eager to steer him safely home.

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The Muddle East

The Muddle East

| September 11, 2013

  Every idea President Obama had about pacifying the Muslim world turned out to be wrong.

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