13 Oct 2016

Hillary Clinton Claims Saudi Arabia, Qatar Financing ISIS In Hacked Email

In an email published by Wikileaks, Clinton affirmed the role US allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar played in supporting and promoting ISIS.

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Photo by coppet marcel on Flickr.
11 Oct 2016

Delete Your Account – Episode 20: The Forgotten War in Yemen

On this episode, Roqayah and Kumars speak with Afrah Nasser, an independent Yemeni journalist and blogger.

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Funeral hall in Sana'a after Saudi coalition airstrikes. October, 2016(via Hisham Al-Omeisy)
11 Oct 2016

Accusations of War Crimes in Syria and Yemen; Hillary Will “Take On” Putin

Next Cold War Roundup 10/11/16 Saudi coalition airstrikes on a large funeral in Yemen escalated the war and puts the US at risk of participating in war crimes. The Pentagon may retaliate for an alleged missile fired at a US warship off the coast of Yemen. Naval analysts claim the

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Lt. Gen. Townsend, and Col. Nugen observe a HIMARS artillery rocket strike in Iraq. Sep., 2016 (by Capt. Alvis, USMC
09 Sep 2016

US HIMARS Rocket Strikes in Syria From Turkey; Carter’s Oxford Speech Pressures Russia

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.

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Turkish Armed Forces shelling YPG Kurds west of Jarablus. August, 2016 (by Euphrates Shield via Twitter)
30 Aug 2016

Turkish-Russian Roadmap for Syria; US Partners Clash; All Corners of Pentagon React

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.

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Vice President Joe Biden in Ankara with Turkish President Erdogan. August, 2016 (by Turkish govt. via Twitter)
26 Aug 2016

Turkey Invades Syria, Kurds Pull Back, Biden Goes to Turkey

Next Cold War Roundup 8/26/16 Operation Euphrates Shield, a battle to take the town of Jarablus from ISIS included Turkish and American military, Turkish-backed Syrian opposition rebels, and the operation may have changed everything in the Syrian war. VP Joe Biden went to Turkey with copious praise and denials on

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"13 yo Mohamed, IDP from #Saada, broke his leg walking thru a field of #Cluster submunition in #Safra #YemenCrisis" — Photos via Rasha Mohamed (@RashaMoh2) on Twitter. Original: https://twitter.com/RashaMoh2/status/618418289190940672
15 Aug 2016

US Defense Firms Profit By Saudi Arabia’s Slaughter Of Yemen

While the US defense industry gains billions selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, thousands of innocent civilians in Yemen lose their lives.

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A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey approaches the flight deck of the USS Boxer. October, 2015 (by Cpl. Briauna Birl, USMC)
17 Jun 2016

Marines Begin ISIS Airstrikes As 51 State Dept. Hawks Urge Military Intervention in Syria

Get the latest news from around the world in our Next Cold War round-up.

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Barbara Briggs-Letson, who was part of a Code Pink Delegation to Pakistan, reads the names of children who have been killed in drone strikes. Photo by Steve Rhodes on Flickr
12 May 2016

US Puts Boots On The Ground In Yemen

Wait for it… the US has now entered another war in the Middle East—this time in Yemen.

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Osama bin Laden and al-Zawahiri during an interview with Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir, in November 2001. (By Hamid Mir CC BY-SA 3.0)
10 May 2016

Al Qaeda Leaders Call for Jihad and Emirate, Syrian Coalition Alliance Weakens

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.

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