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Analysis Middle East Syria

What’s Next for the Former Jabhat al-Nusra?

At the end of July, Jabhat al-Nusra announced they would be officially cutting ties with al-Qaeda– a decision that had been debated within al-Nusra for about a year– now calling themselves Jabhat Fatah al-Sham. A more “moderate” rebranding  certainly appears advantageous for the group from many angles. Desire to Avoid US and Russian Airstrikes As […]

Middle East Palestine

Israeli Company That Built Wall Around Gaza Hopes to Build Trump’s Wall

(GPA) Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump announced early-on in his campaign that he would build a giant wall along the US-Mexico border. Since then, the candidate has consistently managed to out-do himself. It seems like every day Trump makes a new inflammatory statement or ignorant accusation. At this point the issue of the “border wall” has […]

Analysis Middle East Palestine Syria

“A Far More Strategic Opportunity Than a Strike on Iran?” Leak Reveals Golan Heights as Bargaining Chip

In an email from Wikileaks with the subject “an interesting proposal from Bruce Riedel re how Israel could help get Assad out of office,” Hillary Clinton and her advisers bounce around strategies for how Israel can help get Assad out of office and eliminate Hezbollah in one “fell-swoop” using the Golan Heights as a bargaining […]

Middle East Turkey

14 Ships and Turkish Navy Commander are Still Missing

Days after the attempted coup, Turkish authorities are still searching for vessels, their crews, and a navy commander. 14 ships remain unaccounted for; leaving Turkish authorities to question whether crew have been taken hostage, have fled to safety, or were accomplices to the coup. None of the ships have attempted to make contact with naval […]

Americas Analysis North America United States

Democrats Stage Sit-In in Attempt to Implement Modern-Day Blacklist

Prohibiting individuals on a terrorist watch list from purchasing fire arms might seem like a no-brainer. But what would implementing such legislation mean for civil rights and personal privacy? Would it even do much to combat domestic terrorism when an already corrupt government has the authority to determine what qualifies an individual to be put […]

Americas Central America Mexico

Mexican Police Respond With Force as Road Blockades Threaten Fuel Shortage

(GPA) Teachers in Mexico began striking in May against the imposed neoliberal education reform. The new laws include a system to evaluate teachers. Critics say the new system does not evaluate applicants based on skill and is a precursor to help implement mass layoffs of over 4,000 teachers. Ongoing clashes broke out over the weekend after […]

Iraq Middle East

New Wave of Mass Migration Sparked as Over 82,000 Flee Fallujah

As the Iraqi army struggles to regain control of Fallujah, a humanitarian crisis unfolds. (GPA) 30,000 citizens fled Fallujah this weekend alone. That’s over 82,000 since the Iraqi army launched an offensive on the city about a month ago. Makeshift camps have been set up as Iraqi authorities struggle to to find resources to accommodate displaced […]