Praemon

Category Archives : Middle East

Post-Baghdadi ISIL

On July 9, 2020, Posted by , In Middle East, With Comments Off on Post-Baghdadi ISIL

By: Christian Hawkes Summary The so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria/the Levant (ISIS/ISIL) has faced major setbacks in the past year. The twin shocks of the previous year — the loss of the group’s final territories in Syria in March 2019 and the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during…

America and Iran Enter a New Phase of Outright Aggression

On February 20, 2020, Posted by , In Information Reports,Middle East, By ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on America and Iran Enter a New Phase of Outright Aggression

Author: Jordin Annett For the past few decades, Iran and the United States have been locked in a political dance in which both states attempted to control the domestic, regional, and international politics of the Middle East. From the US using its allies to implement strong-arm tactics, like sanctions against…

Turkey, the Kurds, and the US

On January 8, 2020, Posted by , In Middle East, With Comments Off on Turkey, the Kurds, and the US

By Amanda Gach Background Turkey and the United States have been allies since World War I. Turkish-US alliance was essential during the Cold War and Turkey is a key NATO partner today. For decades, Turkey has been fighting against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is deemed a Marxist-separatist guerrilla…

America, Syria, and the Kurds

On December 5, 2019, Posted by , In Information Reports,Middle East, With Comments Off on America, Syria, and the Kurds

Written by Caitlin Stock Last month, President Trump announced plans to relocate American troops from the Northern Syrian/Southern Turkish border. Since the withdrawal, Turkey has launched several ground attacks on the border of northern Syria, which is part of the area known internationally as Kurdistan.  The attacks are part of…

How the US Should View Hezbollah

On November 11, 2019, Posted by , In Middle East, By ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on How the US Should View Hezbollah

While the U.S. State Department did not designate the Shi’a Muslim group Hezbollah as a foreign terrorist organization until 1997, the group had been active since the early 1980s. Based in Lebanon, Hezbollah’s first attack came in 1983 in response to the Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon. Because Iran wanted…