Kurds Take the Offensive against the Islamic State
Today more than 7,000 soldiers of the Kurdish military – known as the Peshmerga – launched an offensive against the Islamic State. Along with the help of U.S. airstrikes, they hope to retake the pivotal northern Iraqi city of Sinjar.
The campaign is important both strategically and...
November 12, 2015
Leaders as Coaches
5 fundamentals for bringing out the best in your people
October 22, 2015
THERE’S A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN
In the past few weeks, Russian leader Vladimir Putin strode into the Middle East. Within days it was clear "there's a new sheriff in town." He announced to the townsfolk he came in to get rid of the town bully, ISIS. He asked others to join him, especially the former sheriff, U.S. President...
October 9, 2015
Chattanooga, ISIS and War
Four Marines fell in Chattanooga on July 16, 2015 at the Marine Corps Reserve Center. One had earned two Purple Hearts and their unit served in the battle of Fallujah. Yet on this Thursday they died on home soil.
Twenty-four-year-old Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez pulled the trigger. But it seems...
July 17, 2015
Deal Fallout: Mideast Nuclear War Coming?
According to an Iranian expert, the nuclear deal (JCOPA) will lead to a confrontation between the major powers of the Middle East.
Iranian-born Menashe Amir hosts a radio show that broadcasts into Iran itself. Given his extensive understanding of the Middle East, his knowledge of the Iranian...
July 15, 2015
Why a Deal with Iran Scares the Middle East
Why are so many in the Middle East concerned about the possible nuclear deal with Iran?
In the short term, one of the main concerns in the region would be the billions of dollars Iran would receive in sanctions relief.
July 10, 2015
A Failed Strategy
President Barack Obama paid a rare visit to the Pentagon this week and gave an update on his ambition “to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group ISIL.” He painted a rosy picture.
“This is a cause, a coalition, that’s united countries across the globe -- some 60 nations,...
July 8, 2015