Iraqi Coalition Advances on Mosul; Putin Says US-Russia Relations Sacrificed for Political Campaigns
Iraqi, Kurdish and American forces are advancing on Mosul from various directions, and more in our global news round-up.
US warships fired missiles at Houthi targets in Yemen. A test drop of mock nuclear weapons was done in Nevada in early October, and more from around the world.
ISIS has reportedly disappeared from the streets of Mosul; an exposé of the “White Helmets” in Syria has rattled the War Party establishment, and more in our round-up.
Samantha Power and others accused Russia of barbarism and war crimes before walking out of the emergency UN meeting they convened, and more in our round-up.
The US has deployed HIMARS rocket artillery and troops in Turkey near the Syrian border and, in the last week, has launched rocket attacks into northern Syria.
Analysts describe deals struck by Turkey and Russia, and by Turkey and Iran, that could be game changers in Syria, and more in our foreign policy roundup.
Next Cold War Roundup 5/31/16 880 migrants and refugees were lost when boats carrying them from Libya to Italy capsized or wrecked, as the Italian navy attempted rescues. UK Prime Minister David Cameron says Libya is a “threat to us all.” Libya’s new appointed government won’t allow EU ships close
Syrian Rebel Attacks Aleppo Schools, Hospitals; Saudi Minister Decries Assad’s Crimes Against Humanity
Massive fighting, shelling, bombs and airstrikes in Aleppo escalated sharply in the past few days. Western media reporting on it has been severely skewed.
The US built its first base in northern Iraq since 2014, and in the process united ISIS and Iranian-backed Shiite militias in a common cause.
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