Washington or Moscow: Decision-Time for Erdogan in Northern Syria

Tulin Daloglu Erdogan’s Syria choices seem increasingly limited by unflagging US support for his Kurdish foes. Turkey’s only option may be a Russian one. Photo Credit: The Cradle Continued US support for Kurdish militants is taking its toll on US-Turkish relations. Turkey’s President Erdogan may finally have to choose between an American or Russian direction…

Afghanistan Needs Peace, Sovereignty & Development (Part V)

Niloufer Bhagwat The Sovereign right of Afghanistan to determine its political future and path of economic development. The war against the Afghan people was waged for almost 45 years, nearly half a century, camouflaged until the political capitulation of the former USSR in 1990, as a war to keep the Afghan nation and the region…

Meet the Anglo-Turkish Oil Company with an Iron Grip on KRG Oil

Hedwig Kuijpers Anglo-Turkish oil company Genel Energy has been the front-runner for Kurdish oil contracts and is unprepared to let go. Photo Credit: The Cradle The Kurdistan Regional Government has sold its soul to Turkish oil predators and Iraq is paying the price. Genel Energy is one such company, and the debt it has generated…

Ahmad Massoud Still in Afghanistan

TEHRAN (FNA)- An informed source close to Ahmad Massoud said on Saturday that the Afghan opposition leader has not left Afghanistan, adding that 70% of main streets in Panjshir have been brought under control by the Taliban. “In recent days, the Taliban entered Panjshir and now 70% of the main streets and passages are under…

Documents Expose Lafarge’s Funding of ISIS in Syria

Al Mayadeen According to documents obtained by Anadolu Agency, French company Lafarge funded ISIS and other terrorist organizations – and the French intelligence services enabled and benefited from it. Lafarge, a French cement company that has stretched its tentacles in war-ridden areas like Syria and Iraq, has been reported to have funded ISIS with 13…

Afghanistan Needs Peace, Sovereignty & Development (PART I)

Niloufer Bhagwat Parallels between Afghanistan historical and political developments and the Middle East The decision of the United States of America to withdraw its military forces from Afghanistan is not sudden, as propagated by its allies in Europe and South Asia. The decision was first announced more than a year ago, after which negotiations began…

Terror Attacks in Kabul Suspiciously on Cue… Who Gains?

Finian Cunningham Could an atrocity have been arranged by some of Baradar’s men at the request of the CIA? Three days before the bloody carnage at Kabul airport, CIA director William Burns held a secret meeting with a top Taliban commander in the Afghan capital. That is only one of several suspicious events this week…