Award-winning Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami died on July 4. He was known for “watchful eyes,” an ability to make films revealing new aspects of life.
The fighting in Syria continues. The US and Russia continue to work on cessation of hostilities. Al Qaeda calls for unity jihad and an emirate in Syria.
While both Cruz and Fiorina have condemned Obama’s Iran Deal, it was during Fiorina’s tenure as CEO that HP was cited for violating sanctions against Iran.
The Obama Admin. continues facing criticism for supporting Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen and refusing to pull that support as evidence of war crimes emerges.
Next Cold War Roundup 2/24/16 Javelin Missiles Show Up on Battlefield in Syria _ Just as a cessation of hostilities agreement is being implemented, Javelin anti-tank guided missiles are showing up on the battlefield in Syria, in the hands of YPG Kurds in Shaddadi, in the Hasakah region. Many US-backed
Next Cold War 2/22/16 Saber Rattling Saudi FM Tells Der Spiegel Saudis Want Syrian Rebels MANPADs. _ “In an interview, Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir expresses his continued support for regime change in Syria and his desire for rebels to be supplied with anti-aircraft missiles that could shift the balance
Next Cold War Roundup 2/17/16 Obama’s Harsh Remarks for Russia _ At the ASEAN conference, Obama received questions about recent advances by the Syria-Russia coalition. His position sounds very much like a return to the aggressive, neocon + interventionist blend that had been toned down in the past month or
Next Cold War Roundup 2-15-16 The Munich Security Conference, which turned into a summit for negotiations and discussions on the broadening and escalating Syrian war, concluded with an agreement to work on cessation of hostilities and humanitarian aid for beseiged areas — an agreement that few have confidence will change
The worsening defeat of “moderate” rebels in Syria may boost prospects for peace talks, but it won’t solve the root causes of conflict in the Middle East.
Next Cold War Roundup 2/3/16 Geneva 3 peace talks are faltering. Both parties admit they never fully began. The Syrian army and coalition advance in northwest Syria intensifies. The map above shows the encircling of the critical city of Aleppo. Two Shiite enclaves besieged for 3+ years by the opposition were freed which