Trump Hits Obama For Russia’s Annexation of Crimea — After Apparently Not Knowing It’d Happened
Foreign Policy Magazine
Sep 14, 2016
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Inside Bashar al-Assad's mind
before the latest attempt at a ceasefire began, Syria's President
Bashar al-Assad visited the newly captured Damascus suburb of Daraya.
Such language is completely at odds with the various Geneva agreements
made so far and the statements coming out of Washington and Moscow, yet
Assad feels confident enough to make them nevertheless. Despite the
complexity of Syria's sustained conflict, all roads seem to head to the
presidential palace and the fundamental question as to the future of the
51-year-old leader. Notions of any form of transition or Assad standing
down appear to be completely off the table as the regime's grinding
momentum continues to slowly accrue territory. What does he think?
WHY IT MATTERS: Iran
(AP) — THE ISSUE: Last year's nuclear deal has removed for now the
threat of a U.S.-Iranian military confrontation. But the deal rests on
Isis marks Eid al-Adha by hanging 'US spies' from hooks and slaughtering them 'like sheep'
new propaganda video released by the Islamic State (Isis) features 'US
spies' being hung from meat hooks and slaughtered to mark Eid al-Adha.
The new video, entitled 'The Making of Illusion', was released as
Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Adha, one of the most
important holy festivals of Islam, which celebrates when Allah stopped
Abraham from sacrificing his son and gave him a lamb to slaughter
instead. The video also featured former British prime minister David
Cameron, and a montage of spy films, including actors Simon Pegg and Tom
Cruise in the 2015 movie Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, according
to a report by The Independent.