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…

Jordan in ISIS bull's-eye but balks at U.S. coalition

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_1239695" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Jordan's King Abdullah, left, at the United Nations[/caption] WASHINGTON – Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has designated Jordan as the next target of 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…

Beheaded journalists warned
about Obama's 'moderate' allies

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_299225" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Free Syrian Army[/caption] WASHINGTON – As part of his "strategy" to eliminate ISIS, also known as ISIL, President Obama wants to "equip Syrian opposition 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 -- [caption id="attachment_685753" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Russian President Vladimir Putin[/caption] WASHINGTON – Between the Ukrainian crisis and the meteoric rise of the Islamic State, or ISIS, there are mounting concerns more…

Obama's ISIS strategy 'dead in the water'

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – If President Barack Obama is looking for help from a coalition of Sunni-majority countries to resist the Islamic State, or ISIS, the consensus among regional analysts more…