Tag Archives: Iraq

Iranian Hegemony or Strategic Depth?

Iran began its revolution, in part, by promoting its own special brand of Pan-Islamism. Through revolution, led by Iran, the Muslim world would be delivered from the hands of the oppressor, the Great Satan, the United States. That objective has proven easier said than done. But forecasting it in the aftermath of the revolution has […]

Mosul’s Boondock Saints

Almost immediately after Mosul fell to Daesh fighters, local militias began springing up to stanch Daesh’s progess. Now it seems there are anti-Daesh militias operating inside Mosul targeting Daesh leaders. Just this past weekend, a senior Daesh commander was killed by an unidentified group of gunmen, this comes a few months after several Daesh fighters […]

Obama’s Slow and Steady Daesh Policy

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced earlier today that US Special Operations forces killed a top Daesh official, Abdul Rahman Mustafa al Qaduli, who is also known as Hajji Imam. The operation took place early Thursday morning and was intended to capture al Qaduli alive. US forces were tracking al Qaduli for several weeks. They traveled […]

Obama v ISIL

In a few hours, President Obama will hold a press conference laying out his strategy to handle ISIL. It comes after weeks of speculation and calls for action on daily talk shows and the internet, as well as a month long campaign to bomb ISIL targets in Iraq. It’s high time somebody steps up to […]

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