Tag archive for ‘Iraq’
By pak_adnews On Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
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The Implications of the Taliban Shootout

Afghan Taliban fighters listen to Mullah Mohammad Rasool Akhund the newly appointed leader of a breakaway faction of the Taliban Recent reports of a shooting, and the killing or wounding of its leader, reveals serious More...

By pak_adnews On Monday, December 7th, 2015
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Islamic State is having a hard time taking root in Pakistan

What started out as simple protests in Syria has expanded to civil war and now an international crisis By Tim Craig The revelation that the Pakistani woman involved in the San Bernardino massacre was an Islamic More...

By pak_adnews On Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
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Terrorist Attacks are Strategic – The Response Should Be, Too

By David Miliband The wave of horrific attacks in Paris, Beirut, and Sinai have defined an important part of the international agenda for the next year. Western societies must face fundamental questions: Is it possible More...

By pak_adnews On Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
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German Spies Say Saudis Shifting to More ‘Impulsive’ Interventionist Action

Germany’s BND foreign intelligence agency warned that Saudi Arabia is becoming “impulsive” in its foreign policy. In a memo published Wednesday, the agency said Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin More...

By pak_adnews On Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
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Iraqi Shi’ite militias pledge to fight U.S. forces if deployed

Powerful Iraqi Shi’ite Muslim armed groups on Tuesday pledged to fight any U.S. forces deployed in the country after the United States said it was sending an elite special unit to help combat Islamic State. Defense More...

By pak_adnews On Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
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U.S. Spies May Be Back in Action Against ISIS

By Jeff Stein If the muscular testimony of Defense Secretary Ash Carter is any guide, American spies are going to be back in action in a big way against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS). Carter told the More...

By pak_adnews On Friday, November 27th, 2015
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The Myth of the Caliphate – The Political History of an Idea

  By Nick Danforth In 1924, Turkish leader Kemal Ataturk officially abolished the Ottoman caliphate. Today, most Western discussions of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), the extremist group that More...

By pak_adnews On Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
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They Sow the Cyclone – We Reap the Blowback

How Uncle Sam Seeded Global Jihad and Cultivates It to This Day By Dan Sanchez “For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind” — Hosea 8:7 It may be surprising to hear, but it is More...

By pak_adnews On Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
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Islamic State: Pakistan retired general Ehsan ul Haq warns of battle backlash

By Dylan Welch One of the key players in the US-led war in Afghanistan says history will not judge that campaign kindly, and Western military missions to confront Islamic State in Syria and Iraq will only More...

By pak_adnews On Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
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Pakistan Suspends Deal to Accept European Deportations

EU nations signed a deal with Pakistan in 2009 allowing them to repatriate illegal immigrants and other nationalities who transited through Pakistan on their way to Europe. By Katharine Houreld Pakistan will refuse More...