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ISIS terrorist attacks this year

UPDATED: Where ISIS has directed and inspired attacks around the world. http://t.co/oYr5twr8Gi pic.twitter.com/QogG1kX2uj

— NYT Graphics (@nytgraphics) July 27, 2015

ISIS has inspired or directed attacks in at least 14 countries outside of Iraq and Syria…

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Law And Economics

Kurds upset at snub from Quebec City anti-ISIL meeting

The Kurdish government in Iraq has complained about being excluded from a meeting in Quebec City Thursday at which Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson will host officials from about two dozen countries to discuss the war against the Islamic State. 726 more words


Turkey and U.S. agree to deal to clear ISIL out of 109 km area that would become 'safe zone' for refugees

Turkey and the United States have agreed on the outlines of a de facto “safe zone” along the Turkey-Syria border under the terms of a deal that is expected to significantly increase the scope and pace of the U.S.-led air war against the Islamic State in northern Syria, according to U.S. 1,445 more words



This article appeared in The Jerusalem Post today:

Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee has come under fire from both Jewish groups and the Democratic party after comparing America’s nuclear accord with Iran to the Holocaust. 737 more words


Thirteen Senators Who Could Make History

by James M. Wall

Most U.S. media attention is focused this summer on Donald Trump and the latest outbreak of domestic violence in movie theaters. But look carefully at the internet and you will find Roland Nikles reporting for… 710 more words

Middle East Politics

Turkey Launches Strikes Against Islamic State in Syria

Turkish warplanes struck Islamic State group targets across the border in Syria on Friday, government officials said, a day after IS militants fired at a Turkish military outpost, killing a soldier. 538 more words

International Affairs