Turkey backs ISIS to eliminate Assad

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – There has been mounting concern over the lack of participation by Turkey – a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization – in the U.S.-led coalition more…

Syrians see U.S. bombing
as cover for Assad overthrow

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – An increasing number of Syrians believe U.S. and coalition bombing of ISIS locations inside Syria is primarily an attempt to overthrow the government of Syrian President more…

U.S. weapons for FSA 'ended up with ISIS'

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – A claim by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., that some of the 600 tons of weapons the U.S. gave Syrian rebels last year ended up in the more…

ISIS, Turkey's tool for re-establishing caliphate

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – The release by ISIS of 49 Turkish diplomats under mysterious circumstances raises further concern that Ankara's cooperation with the jihadist army could be part of a more…

Generals skewer Obama
for 'control' of airstrikes

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Two retired U.S. generals have blasted a reported plan for President Obama to assert "personal control" over the selection of ISIS targets in Syria. Retired U.S. more…

ISIS cash flow relies on Turkey

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON -- The cash flow for ISIS appears to depend on Turkey, but international requests for a cutoff probably are going nowhere while the jihadist group keeps control more…

NATO member openly aiding ISIS

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – As the North Atlantic Treaty Organization considers what action to take against ISIS, concern is mounting about the response of Turkey, a NATO member that continues more…

Russia, ISIS too much to handle together?

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Between the Ukrainian crisis and the meteoric rise of the Islamic State, or ISIS, there are mounting concerns the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO, will more…