Belgians failed to act on intel provided by U.S.

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – European officials have come to realize since the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels that in addition to porous borders they have very serious systemic more…

Kurdish leader predicts
civil war to oust Erdogan

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Claiming that many Kurdish towns in Turkey "look like bombed out Syrian cities," the representative of the Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party to the United States says more…

Hezbollah changing tune on Israel's existence?

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Despite repeated Western worries Hezbollah, along with its sponsor, Iran, seeks Israel's destruction, a little-noticed recent comment by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah suggests otherwise, more…

U.S. tension with Turkey escalates over aid

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – The Pentagon is declining demands from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to stop helping the Syrian Kurds, who are fighting the Islamic State, because he views more…

Russia warns Turks:
We might bomb your troops

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Turkey's bombardment of a Syrian airbase recently recaptured by the Syrian Kurds from Islamic jihadists could lead to a direct confrontation with Russia if Ankara decides more…