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Amy Roberts: Insurance -- It's no laughing matter
It's been kind of a depressing few weeks. The news out of Gaza, Iraq and Syria is heartbreaking and declaring war in the Middle East seems imminent.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
ISIS to America: "We Are in Your Streets"
Does the Islamic State pose an "imminent threat" to the U.S. homeland? Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel seems to think so -- and indeed said so publicly at the Pentagon last week.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Government Security Envoy To The Kurdistan Region Of Iraq Appointed
"Work is underway to supply non-lethal equipment to Kurdish forces in the coming days, including night vision equipment and body armour.
Cape Cod Times
Obama wraps up island stay
President Obama has been challenged by Ethel Kennedy, thrust into a hugging controversy with Hillary Clinton and issued statements about troubling world events.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
COMMENT: A year's a long time in Middle East politics
He even recalled Parliament to seek MPs' consent. The Mail urged caution, imploring MPs to resist being carried along on a wave of righteous anger over Assad's 'indiscriminate barbarism'.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
WNYC-AM New York
Alawites to Yazidis: A Guide to Religious Communities in the Middle East
Iranians shout slogans during a protest against the Sunni Arab militants offensive led by the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Iraq on June 24, 2014 in Tehran.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Mail on Sunday
Daily Mail Comment: An atrocity that must shake the West awake
Horrific: There are scarcely words in the lexicon of disgust adequate to describe the images of a US journalist being beheaded by this depraved Islamist maniac apparently speaking in a British accent There are scarcely words in the lexicon of disgust adequate to describe the images of a US journalist being beheaded by a depraved Islamist maniac, ... (more)
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Arutz Sheva Israel News
Middle East, 3:12 AMObama Authorizes Airstrikes on Iraq's Mosul Dam
The White House on Sunday said President Barack Obama had informed Congress he authorized U.S. airstrikes in Iraq to help retake control of the Mosul Dam, Reuters reported.
Holly Williams: Being a Woman in a War Zone 'Can Sometimes Be an Advantage'
CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Williams , who has been reporting this week from northern Iraq, talks to FORTUNE about the advantages of being a woman in a war zone: Sometimes when you travel to more conservative parts of the Middle East, obviously you are going to get treated differently as a woman than as a man.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
The Washington Post
The Middle East identity crisis
Steven A. Cook is the Hasib J. Sabbagh senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Ottawa aware of reports Canadian dead in Iraq
But the Foreign Affairs Department isn't confirming it is Farah Mohamed Shirdon, a former Calgary man the CBC has identified as having been radicalized in Canada and gone to the Middle East to fight for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
Why Britain created monarchies in the Middle East
The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this year welcomed former British colonies, but absent were those Middle Eastern states where Britain had exercised imperial soft power in the twentieth century.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Renewed US presence in Iraq calls into question Obama's pivot from the Middle East toward Asia
What do President Barack Obama's decision to authorize airstrikes against the Sunni militants of the Islamic State and his previous commitment to send American military advisors and trainers back into Iraq have to do with his "pivot" to Asia? Everything and nothing.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Given geopolitics, shouldn't gas prices be rising?
Usually, when there's a crisis in the Middle East and other oil-producing regions, consumers see a spike in gas prices.
The Wall Street Journal
How Washington Would Respond to an Economic Jolt From Overseas Tensions
A spike in oil prices is perhaps the most plausible threat to the global economy from the latest Middle East turmoil.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
The End of Teflon Markets?
Markets shrugged off increasing geopolitical tensions for months, but lately investors seem more sensitive to flare-ups in Ukraine and the Middle East.
Sic Semper Tyrannis 2005
On identity and the state in the Middle East
I wrote the following reply to "Origin" in response to an off blog message he sent me in which he expressed surprise at the lack of devotion to the integrity of the Sykes-Picot state system displayed by governments and semi-governments in the ME .
US, Australia push for global response to Middle East foreign fighters
SYDNEY - The United States and Australia plan to push the United Nations to adopt international standards to deal with growing numbers of foreign fighters in Middle East conflicts and the threat they could pose when they return to their home countries.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Rock Star Gets a Rose, Water Park a Razz
Camp Pendleton has to be on edge as U.S. bombs fall in Iraq. We have a special bond with Marines and the deeply held wish in these parts is that an orderly withdrawal from the war-torn Middle East still has a chance .
Fri Aug 08, 2014
The New Rochelle Daily Voice
In New Rochelle, Reaction Mixed To U.S. Airstrikes In Iraq
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. With United States warplanes launching a second wave of airstrikes in northern Iraq on Friday, New Rochelle residents expressed exasperation that national leaders are once again middling with affairs in the Middle East.