‘What country is Jerusalem in?

By Tovah Lazaroff Jerusalem might be the capital of Israel, but the United States is still hard pressed to say that it is actually part of the state of Israel. Jerusalem might be the capital...

Angela’s Ashes How Merkel Failed Greece and Europe

By Peter Müller and René Pfister Angela Merkel relishes her reputation as queen of Europe. But she hasn't learned how to use her power, instead allowing a bad situation to heat up to the boiling point. Her inability to...

A Princess, a Poisoning and an Oil Fortune -The Bizarre Corruption Scandal at Bilfinger

By Rafael Buschmann, Jürgen Dahlkamp, Gunther Latsch and Jörg Schmitt Bilfinger, one of Germany's best-known construction firms, pledged to clean up its global business practices as it pivoted to the oil sector. But when an...

Where is ‘Islamic State’ leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi?

By Hassan Hassan- Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Three years ago, video emerged of the leader of so-called Islamic State (IS), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, commanding allegiance in a sermon at the Great Mosque...

Why Lifting Deir ez-Zor’s Blockade is ‘the Beginning of the End of Syria’s War’

After lifting the blockade around Deir ez-Zor, the Syrian Army is just a step away from freeing a road to Iraq. As for Washington, it is gradually losing influence in Syria, while Moscow is...

Christianization of Armenia during Late Antiquity

Bedros Torossian The adoption of Christianity as the official state religion in Armenia during the early fourth century was a major turning point in Armenian history. However, the transition from paganism to Christianity was not...

Can IKEA save your relationship?

Sarah Oakes - May 7, 2015 This week, it took a Chinese construction company 19 days to erect a 57-story skyscraper in the city of Changsha. Earlier this year, it took my husband and I a similar amount...

New Alignments The Kurds’ Lonely Fight against Islamic State TerrorBy Ralf Hoppe, Maximilian...

By Ralf Hoppe, Maximilian Popp, Christoph Reuter and Jonathan Stock The terrorist group PKK represents the West's last hope in the fight against Islamic State. Their lonely resistance to the advancing jihadists will result in...

It’s Putin’s World

How the Russian president became the ideological hero of nationalists everywhere Franklin Foer -The Atlantic In 2012, Vladimir Putin returned to the presidency after a four-year, constitutionally imposed hiatus. It wasn’t the smoothest of transitions. To...

Aldrich Ames and Heydar Aliyev: analysis of connection by amateur.

 Aldrich Ames is the most valuable agent of the Soviet Union. Head of the Soviet Department in the counterintelligence service of Central intelligence Service of the USA, a man who decoded all American agents...

Armenian Bankers in the Ottoman Empire by M.H. Bouldoukian

Armenian Bankers in the Ottoman Empire by  M.H. Bouldoukian Deputy Governor 1985-1990 Banque Du Liban Synopsis The Book An overview of Armenian Bankers operating in the Ottoman Empire from the 15th century onwards. Throughout history, Armenians in the Levant...

Trump’s Jerusalem Decision Is ‘Brutal,’ Hollande Says

By Mark Deen and Manus Cranny President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is “brutal and corrosive,” former French President Francois Hollande said in an interview. “It’s brutal because it’s unilateral, without...

Crisis Diplomacy-The Long Road to Freedom for German Journalist Yücel

By Matthias Gebauer, Maximilian Popp and Christoph Schult Journalist Deniz Yücel was held without charges in a Turkish prison for 367 days. This is the inside story of how he survived his time in jail,...

Tragic Valor of Marines at Con Thien

Exclusive: Memorial Day is exploited by politicians glorifying war and armed services recruiting new soldiers, but it should be a time to reflect on the ugly reality of warfare and the tragic valor of the combatants, says...

History of Armenia: Magnificent and brutal

Bill Federer recounts amazing story of ancient nation Bill Federer -WND.com William J. Federer is the author of "Change to Chains: The 6,000 Year Quest for Global Control" and "What Every American Needs to Know About...

The Ottoman Capitulation Treaties with France during the Sixteenth Century

Bedros Torossian Introduction: To begin with, the Ottoman capitulation treaties signed with the various non-Muslim Western states have formed an important part of the Ottoman foreign relations. In this paper, I will shed light on the...

Paradise Lost-How Tourists Are Destroying the Places They Love

Travel is no longer a luxury good. Airlines like Ryanair and EasyJet have contributed to a form of mass tourism that has made local residents feel like foreigners in cities like Barcelona and Rome....

The Three Potential Ways Washington is Likely to End Its Syrian Adventure

The US' controversial foreign strategy in the Middle East and North Africa prompts two fundamental questions: "Who is in charge in Washington, and what do they want?" former Canadian defense analyst and ex-diplomat Patrick...

The Kremlin’s Influence Game

Elisabeth Braw Does he or doesn’t he? (Work for the Russians, that is.) With the tensions between Russia and the West growing, Russian subversion seems to be everywhere, including the genteel world of think thanks...

Who Is Oscar Romero? Vatican to Canonize Murdered Salvadoran Bishop Associated With Communism

By Cristina Maza Pope Francis is taking the first steps to canonize the Salvadoran Bishop Oscar Romero, who was shot by a sniper while saying mass during the height of El Salvador’s brutal civil...