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Balochistan is a strategic center of gravity in South Asia

by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD November 19, 2017

It seems like all the players in the South Asian power game think Balochistan, Pakistan’s southwest province on the Arabian Sea, is important – except the United States.

China will decide when the Afghanistan war ends

by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD November 18, 2017

It is simply a matter of reverse engineering. If you get to the Taliban through Pakistan and you get to Pakistan through China, then clearly, Beijing is in the driver’s seat. Pakistan merely holds the valve that regulates the Taliban and the supply of our troops.

More "peace solutions": Egyptian Copts pay the price

by ASHRAF RAMELAH November 17, 2017

The Islamic Bedouin peace process, used for negotiating an agreement between two tribes, arrived in Egypt via Saudi Arabia with the Arab conquest.

Allahu Akbar is Why Muslims Kill

by DANIEL GREENFIELD November 16, 2017

The more non-Muslims are killed, abused and enslaved, the more the truth of Islam and the supremacy of Allah are proven with the screams of the wounded, the dying and the families of the dead.

The Bin Laden Files Reveal Growing Terrorist Threat to U.S.

by DR. MICHAEL LEDEEN November 15, 2017

At long last, most of the files captured when U.S. Special Forces killed al-Qaeda’s leader in May 2011 have been released. Although bits and pieces have dribbled out, they should have been public long since.

Saudis, Iran on path to 'very, very bloody' war

by FRANK J. GAFFNEY, JR. November 15, 2017

While the world tries to interpret Saudi Arabia’s moves to clamp down on corruption and watches the kingdom accuse Iran of an “act of war,” a former Reagan official says Saudi Arabia is gearing up for the very real possibility of a “very, very bloody” war with Iran.

Decertifying the Iran Deal

by SLATER BAKHTAVAR November 13, 2017

Ever since it was originally passed under the administration of President Barack Obama, the agreement between the United States and Iran to prevent the latter from acquiring nuclear weapons – colloquially known as the “Iran Nuclear Deal” - has come under sharp criticism. This has not been unjustified...

U.S. Afghan strategy will be governed by events in Balochistan

by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD November 10, 2017

The Pentagon is spinning its wheels in Afghanistan, continuing a questionable counterinsurgency and nation-building strategy because, quite literally, it knows that it won’t work, but cannot think of anything else to do.

Islam's Link to Terrorism: Saudis Recognize It, but We Won't

by LT. COLONEL JAMES G. ZUMWALT, USMC (RET) November 9, 2017

Ever since President Donald Trump appointed Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster as National Security Advisor, linking terrorism to radical Islam has been an issue. While McMaster quickly informed his staff the link was not to be made, Trump makes it.

Bergdahl sentence – Obama is still giving the orders

by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD November 4, 2017

Future deserters will no doubt take note of how easily Bergdahl’s punishment went from life imprisonment to nothing. The Bergdahl sentence was clearly an unconscionable travesty of justice and a slap in the face to all those who have honorably worn the uniform.

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