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Qatar and ISIS Funding: The U.S. Approach

Qatar and ISIS Funding: The U.S. Approach

Alarming ISIS gains in Iraq and Syria present a special opportunity for Washington to work with Qatar on enforcing counter-terrorist financing procedures.

ISIS: The monster that grew in plain sight of Washington and Riyadh

ISIS: The monster that grew in plain sight of Washington and Riyadh

The Islamic State (IS/ISIS) did not become the monster it is today by accident. The Western media and governments bore witness to the inception, growth, and expansion of this radical jihadi group, with funding from the Arab Gulf, sectarian agitation, and political blessing, until ISIS became a monster.

Is Islamism compatible with democracy

Is Islamism compatible with democracy

The Aug. 10 election of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the nation's first directly elected president provides significant new fodder for the Washington debate that started following the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran

THE ISLAMIC STATE'S TRIPLE THREAT

THE ISLAMIC STATE

To defeat the jihadist group and address the instability it has caused, the United States will need to follow up on its good first steps in Iraq and get serious about Syria

Analysis: On victory and false victory in Gaza

Analysis: On victory and false victory in Gaza

In the rush to analyze the outcome of Israel's 51-day war in Gaza, dubbed Operation Protective Edge, some may have neglected an important factor: this was not a war by traditional definitions of warfare, thus the conventional analyses of victory and defeat is simply not applicable.

ISIS and al-Qaeda: Similarities and differences

ISIS and al-Qaeda: Similarities and differences

There is a fervent Saudi attempt to isolate the phenomenon of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and to regard it as a phenomenon unrelated to elements in contemporary Arab political culture (or to American foreign policy legacy, for that matter).

The Palestinian political leadership fumbled in the test of the Gaza Strip

The Palestinian political leadership fumbled in the test of the Gaza Strip

The Resistance, its firmness on the side of the people in Gaza, the West Bank and Jerusalem, succeeded in revealing the policy of the strategy of the Palestinian leadership that has failed the exam of the Gaza Strip.

Why failure in Yarmouk alone?!

Why failure in Yarmouk alone?!

Series of reconciliations conducted in Damascus, Homs and other cities, Syrian villages and towns, which led to stop the bleeding, and decoding military hoops, and open areas to others, and the return of residents to their homes after returning to the safety and stability

All fear the eruption of the Palestinian situation

All fear the eruption of the Palestinian situation

Shaul Mofaz, defense Minister of Israel and leader of Kadima party, fears the eruption of the third Intifada and believes that the bus explosion is a dangerous sign and can indicates the return to suicide bombing within the green line.