The Paris chance for Turkey’s Syria policy revision

 The Paris chance for Turkey’s Syria policy revision



U.S .Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to brief his allies in the Syria conflict on Sept. 16 in Paris on the agreement he reached with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Sept. 14 over the handover and control of the chemical weapons.

Germany and Genocide - Again

 Germany and Genocide - Again

by Kenneth R. Timmerman
March 25, 2013 at 4:00 am

The overwhelming majority of technical expertise, know-how, and design information of the Iraqi dictator's chemical weapons plants came from German companies.

Two Opposing Views of the Islamist Threat

by Daniel Pipes
Cross-posted from National Review Online, The Corner

"Hugh Fitzgerald" posted a 3,300-word piece at responding to a news item about Thomas Strothotte, president of Kühne Logistics University in Hamburg, Germany, advocating that all school children learn Arabic until 12 or 13 years of age; Fitzgerald called this a sign of "civilizational surrender."

How to Stop Terrorism in Europe

Project Syndicate, Brahma Chellaney
BERLIN – Europe is under pressure. Integrating asylum-seekers and other migrants – 1.1 million in Germany alone in 2015 – into European society poses a major challenge, one that has been complicated by a spike in crimes committed by new arrivals. Making matters worse, many European Muslims have become radicalized, with some heading to Iraq and Syria to fight under the banner of the so-called Islamic State, and others carrying out terror attacks at home.

Does Russia Want War With Ukraine? Not Really—Or Not Yet

Image: A vehicle at Russia’s international military games. Photo via Russian Ministry of Defense.
Nothing short of occupying Kiev would achieve Russia's goals in Ukraine—and that won't happen.
Simon Saradzhyan

The recent escalation of hostilities in eastern Ukraine’s Donbass region and increased military-political tensions around Crimea bring to mind the refrain of a popular song from the times when both these territories were still part of one country: “Do Russians want war?”

Is Turkey abandoning NATO or vice versa?

Author Metin Gurcan
TranslatorTimur Göksel

A piece I wrote in October 2014 titled “Is NATO membership shackling Turkey?” was about the Turkish public opinion debate over NATO. Today's article asks whether NATO might find Turkey's membership burdensome.

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