While Britain’s empire has long crumbled to dust, the fawning reverence for imperial power continues to affect how British foreign policy is shaped.
Tag Archives: Airstrikes
In order to determine whether or not targeted killings can weaken and/or defeat a terrorist organization like ISIS, it’s important to look at previous cases when the US and/or other countries eliminated terrorist leaders.Read more
No amount of US airstrikes and military assistance will transform the Iraqi Security Forces into the proficient and professional military force required for long-term stability in Iraq.Read more
Despite a long history of antagonism, the recent rise of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS, has placed the United States and Iran in the rather unique situation of being on the same side of the conflict against this terrorist organization.Read more
Horrible. Tragic. Heartbreaking. There are many words that could describe the massive violence that has engulfed Syria since March 2011 and claimed approximately 200,000 lives. And yet, the source of the conflict is still at large.Read more
In August, The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt carried out a series of secret airstrikes within Libya with the purpose of slowing down the advance of Islamist militias in Tripoli, specifically seeking to prevent them from taking over the international airport. The attacks caught the rest of the world by surprise, particularly the United States, who claimed that theRead more
As the Islamic State (IS) continues to try and establish a Caliphate within Syria and Iraq, one must ask how IS has been able to afford fighting against Kurdish, Iraqi, Syrian, and American forces all the while maintaining a territory that spans approximately 81,000 square miles between the two countries. IS is now considered by many to be the richestRead more