Islamist fanatics could consolidate control of the border on the Golan – threatening the massacre of a people with close ties to their fellow religionists on its other side.
Posts Tagged: Kurds
First, we must play to our strengths. Second, work with the reality on the ground. Finally, be patient – and stay engaged.
Military effort. Cutting off finances. Halting recruitment. Stabilising countries and communities. And countering the terrorists’ propaganda machine
There are no slick solutions when it comes to meeting the challenge of ISIS. But here’s what can and should be done.
Rumours of our decline are greatly exaggerated. Britain can make a difference to the world. Here’s how.
British navel-gazing over the 2003 war costs Kurdish lives today.
For the third time we’re sending our service personnel into Iraq without a serious and concerted Western effort to sort out a coherent regional deal
If war is to be waged against ISIS, it cannot stop at the Syrian border. Which is gone in any event.
But Arabs and Sunni Muslims must take the military lead.
Getting YouTube to take down some terrorist videos is not an adequate response to a generational threat.
The move could follow arming and supporting the Kurds – which the Government should do as soon as possible.
It is at the cross-roads of the Shia-Sunni conflict, yet remains outside of it. It is a majority Muslim country, but with a history of peaceful co-existence.
Share power. Share wealth. Embrace an entity bigger than your own ethnicity. The United Kingdom is an example to follow.
A form of asymmetric federalism would recognise the realities on the ground and would better serve the interests of all parties.
The Blame Game…Islamist terrorism is back…Trust Maliki…Preserve Sykes-Picot…My enemy’s enemy is my friend…Thinking short-term…It’s all about us.
The Iraq War saved a nation from extermination – now that nation can be a beacon for democracy.