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…

Turkish lawmaker: Erdogan at 'war' with Kurds

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Turkish President Recep Tayyup Erdogan has declared "war" on the Kurds inside his own country, which now has moved into "the most totalitarian and the most more…

North Korean missile test renews EMP warning

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – U.S. national security experts have renewed their warning that the purpose of North Korea’s recent missile launch was to test its ability to put a satellite more…