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What’s Behind Bahraini Delegation’s Visit to Tel Aviv?
11 Dec 2017 - 12:49

What’s Behind Bahraini Delegation’s Visit to Tel Aviv?

Islam Times - Over the past two years, the relations of the reactionary Arab regimes with Israeli regime have undergone some drastic changes, and diplomatic normalization process with Tel Aviv is going even faster than ever. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain are the forerunners of ...

 
Evangelicals, Trump Embassy Relocation Controversy
11 Dec 2017 - 10:58

Evangelicals, Trump Embassy Relocation Controversy

Islam Times - The American President Donald Trump's decision to move the US embassy in the Israeli regime from Tel Aviv to al-Quds (Jerusalem) is widely seen by many politicians, pundits, media, and global public opinion, including those of the US, as being devoid of any track of rationality, because ...

 
Syria - ISIS Is Defeated - The U.S. Is Next In Line
10 Dec 2017 - 11:13

Syria - ISIS Is Defeated - The U.S. Is Next In Line

Islam Times - The Islamic State in Syrian and Iraq is officially defeated. The UN resolution which allowed other countries to fight ISIS within Syria and Iraq no longer applies.

 
Why IS Russia Supporting Syrian Kurds?
10 Dec 2017 - 09:20

Why IS Russia Supporting Syrian Kurds?

Islam Times - Last week, the Russian Ministry of Defense issued a statement announcing that the country’s jets were helping the Syrian Kurds battle remnants of ISIS terrorists east of the Euphrates River.

 
Jared Kushner, Bin Salman Wreaking Havoc in West Asia
10 Dec 2017 - 05:23

Jared Kushner, Bin Salman Wreaking Havoc in West Asia

Islam Times - The entire Middle East, from Palestine to Yemen, appears set to burst into flames after this week. The region was already teetering on the edge, but recent events have only made things worse. And while the mayhem should be apparent to any casual observer, what’s less obvious is Jared Kushner’s ...

 
Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement Means the U.S. Can Kiss Its Remaining Moral Authority Goodbye
9 Dec 2017 - 08:22

Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement Means the U.S. Can Kiss Its Remaining Moral Authority Goodbye

In what is almost certainly the low point of his administration’s foreign policy performance thus far, President Donald Trump announced today that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will begin the process of moving the embassy from Tel Aviv.

 
Three Reasons behind Saudi Influence Attempts in Central Asia
9 Dec 2017 - 07:14

Three Reasons behind Saudi Influence Attempts in Central Asia

In past few years, Saudi Arabia has applied an expansionist approach in its foreign policy. When the 32-year-old Mohammad bin Salman was appointed crown prince of the oil-rich kingdom, the country’s foreign policy picked up the pace to break with the long-held conservatism and instead sought boost of ...

 
‘Say the Word’: What the Rohingya Struggle is Really About
8 Dec 2017 - 20:31

‘Say the Word’: What the Rohingya Struggle is Really About

Pope Francis lost a historical opportunity to truly set his legacy apart from previous Popes. Alas, for him, too, political expediency trumped all else. In his visit to Burma (Myanmar) on November 27, he refrained from using the word “Rohingya.”

 
North Korea Pushes US to Negotiating Table?
8 Dec 2017 - 10:35

North Korea Pushes US to Negotiating Table?

Just when the crisis in US-North Korean relations could not seem more bleak, this week sees a chance that the two sides could be moving quietly towards a diplomatic resolution. The arrival of senior United Nations diplomat Jeffrey Feltman in Pyongyang for four days of discussions with top officials ...

 
An Arab Nightmare
7 Dec 2017 - 03:13

An Arab Nightmare

Amid three catastrophic Middle East wars, it would be difficult to imagine anything more provocative, dangerous – or just plain insane – than for the Americans to move their embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Yet that is just what Donald Trump is this week thinking of doing. In a way, we should have ...

 
Confirmed: Trump to Declare Jerusalem Israel’s Capital
7 Dec 2017 - 01:52

Confirmed: Trump to Declare Jerusalem Israel’s Capital

Islam Times - Declaring it will flagrantly violate international law. Jerusalem is an international city under a UN protectorate. Israel wants it entirely Judaized for its exclusive capital, Palestinians shut out.

 
Abdullah Abdullah, Afghan Chief Executive, meet Rashid Alimov, Secretary General of SCO on sidelines of Sochi Summit
6 Dec 2017 - 06:01

Why Kabul, SCO Share Interest in Afghanistan Membership?

Islam Times - After occupation of Afghanistan by the US and its allies in 2001, the country found special weight and focus in the geopolitical and geostrategic observations of Central and West Asia regions.

 
Walking into Armageddon
5 Dec 2017 - 22:08

Walking into Armageddon

Islam Times - The orchestrated hostility toward Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea protects the $1,000 billion annual budget of the military/security complex by convincing the American public that the US is threatened by enemies.

 
The Inevitable Collapse of Israeli-Saudi-American Alliance Against Iran and Resistance
5 Dec 2017 - 10:41

The Inevitable Collapse of Israeli-Saudi-American Alliance Against Iran and Resistance

Islam Times - From the earliest years of the Zionist project, the leaders of the movement - which then morphed into the State of Israel - understood that regional coalitions were crucial to its success.

 
Iran Playing Major Role in Defeating Terrorism in Middle East: Canadian Author
4 Dec 2017 - 07:17

Iran Playing Major Role in Defeating Terrorism in Middle East: Canadian Author

A senior author and political commentator from Canada praised Iran’s campaign against terrorism in the Middle East and said the Islamic Republic has been fighting the phenomenon while the West’s support for terror groups in the region is well documented.

 
American Embassy Relocation to Al-Quds: Drives, Consequences
4 Dec 2017 - 00:39

American Embassy Relocation to Al-Quds: Drives, Consequences

Islam Times - After Trump’s election as US president, the country's foreign policy became a scene of controversial decisions, to the degree that even the Washington's closest allies began to complain.

 
Why US Seeking Jordanian Alternative to Qatar’s Al-Udeid Air Base?
3 Dec 2017 - 22:36

Why US Seeking Jordanian Alternative to Qatar’s Al-Udeid Air Base?

Setting up military bases in various parts of the world, especially in geopolitically and economically significant positions, has been one of the major ways through which the global powers secured their interests. The military doctrine of the US that has largest number of military bases in foreign territories,...

 
The Curious Case of Jared Kushner and the Israel Lobby
3 Dec 2017 - 06:32

The Curious Case of Jared Kushner and the Israel Lobby

Leaders throughout the region and analysts who’ve devoted much of their lives to pursuing this goal were stunned that the US had charged a young man with no previous experience except negotiating commercial real estate deals with resolving one of the world’s most intractable problems.

 
What’s Behind Turkish Signal for Normalization of Ties with Egypt?
2 Dec 2017 - 12:28

What’s Behind Turkish Signal for Normalization of Ties with Egypt?

Islam Times - Following Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula mosque attack that killed over 300 people last week, waves of reactions and sympathy messages poured towards the Egyptian nation and government.

 
From the Caucasus to the Balkans, China’s Silk Roads are Rising
1 Dec 2017 - 11:04

From the Caucasus to the Balkans, China’s Silk Roads are Rising

The 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress made it clear that the New Silk Roads – aka, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – launched by President Xi Jinping just four years ago, provides the concept around which all Chinese foreign policy is to revolve for the foreseeable future. Up until the symbolic ...