Qalat Najm Castle on Right Bank of Euphrates and Waters of Tishrin Dam
28 Dec 2015

Forces Backed by America and Russia Make Progress Against ISIS

Next Cold War Roundup 12/28/15   Kurds and New Syrian Democratic Forces Coalition Seize Tishrin Dam, Cross Erdogan’s Red Line (The Euphrates River), Poised to Cut ISIS Supply Lines _ The US-backed coalition, Syrian Democratic Forces, have seized the strategic Tishrin dam on the Euphrates  river, south of Kobane.  The

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22 Dec 2015

Report: 60 Percent Of Syrian Rebels Are Sympathetic To ISIS

So much for the “moderate rebels:” a new report finds ISIS represents the mainstream of the Syrian rebels groups trying to overthrow the Assad government.

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15 Dec 2015

Are The US And Al Qaeda Friends Again?

In 2014, Vice President Joe Biden made headlines when he admitted in a speech at Harvard University that Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and United Arab Emirates were supplying the money and weapons to Al Qaeda and other Islamic extremist groups in Syria that led to the rise of ISIS. “The

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10 Dec 2015

How ISIS Oil Flows Through Turkey And Israel On Its Way To Europe

Daesh insists it isn’t deliberately selling oil to Israel, but the “black gold” ends up there nonetheless while the terrorists make millions.

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04 Dec 2015

US Coalition Grows, Russia Opens Two New Bases in Syria

Next Cold War Roundup: Iraq’s Prime Minister says he doesn’t want Western troops, but it looks like he’ll be getting them soon anyway.

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01 Dec 2015

Who Is Buying ISIS Oil?

Putin claims Turkey’s attack on a plane in Syria was retaliation for bombing ISIS oil destined for Turkey. But how is ISIS selling oil in the first place?

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Russian SU-24M in flight, 2009 (Wikimedia)
25 Nov 2015

Turkey Shoots Down Russian Plane In Syria

Turkey Shoots Down Russian Plane In Syria and more in the Next Cold War roundup.

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09 May 2015

The Media Misses the Point on ‘Proxy War’

Yemen is a Saudi war of aggression, while Syria and Libya are the result of a dangerous Gulf-led strategy of backing groups of sectarian fighters By Gareth Porter The term “proxy war” has experienced a new popularity in stories on the Middle East. Various news sources began using the term

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Noam Neusner, Registered Lobbyist for Serbia and Turkey
22 Apr 2014

Jamie Kirchick’s Strange Stories On Serbia

If conversations between foreign lobbyists and US journalists are so benign and inconsequential then why are people like Neusner and Goldfarb getting paid?

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