An anti-immigrant politician is making a meteoric rise with his call on the Dutch – once one of the most tolerant nations in the world – to stop Islam taking over Europe.
Geert Wilders, the 43-year-old leader of the Freedom Party, is convinced that governments are being forced to accommodate a ‘tsunami of Islamisation’ that [...]
Israeli Middle East intelligence spokesmen believe that Iran is transferring a new type of rocket to Hizballah that is more accurate, deadly and capable of hitting southern Israel from Lebanon.
Intelligence sources are concerned that Iran is entrenching itself in southern Lebanon with an improved weapon, according to a report in an Israeli newspaper, Yediot [...]
Most Westerners know comparatively little about Saudi Arabia and its House of Saud rulers. Yet Western powers — first Britain, then the United States — have been instrumental in elevating the House of Saud to the position it currently occupies and in maintaining its rule against all odds.
In return, the House of Saud has [...]
Surprisingly, the New Delhi meting of foreign ministers of India, China and Russia did not draw a wider notice. It could be because a major focus of the three-way talks was trade and energy, not conflict resolution, though tricky issues like terrorism and West Asia were on their agenda. Undeniably, however, the trilateral cooperation has [...]
The debate started earlier this week, when a kingpin of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party said the country could eventually become “a Chinese province.” In a speech in Japan’s third-largest city Nagoya Monday, the LDP’s policy research council chairman Shoichi Nakagawa said that China’s military expenditure “is going up 15 percent, 18 percent each [...]
An Italian court announced this month that it is moving forward with the indictment and trial of 25 CIA agents charged with kidnapping a radical Muslim cleric. These proceedings may well violate international law, but the case serves as a wake-up call to the United States. Overseas opponents of American foreign policy are increasingly turning [...]
Certain ancient and medieval principles of warfare remain valid today. These principles and ideas can be ignored now only at substantial risk. Consider, especially, Sun Tzu. Chinese military thought originated amid Neolithic village conflicts almost 5,000 years ago. But it was Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War,” written in the fifth century, that synthesized a [...]
Kofi Annan may have left the United Nations, but his legacy of America bashing lives on. More than a year before he stepped down as the international arbiter of right and wrong, Kofi Annan appropriated Rodney Kingâ€™s plea of â€œcanâ€™t we all just get along,â€ and created a UN-sponsored initiative dubbed the â€œAlliance of Civilizations.â€ [...]
The messages we send as the world’s sole superpower matter. Today, Iran’s leaders are testing us. They are testing us in Iraq, where Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) networks continue to fund both Sunni and Shi’ite insurgents. They are testing us at the International Atomic Energy Agency and at the United Nations, where they continue [...]
In recent months, some U.S. analysts and policymakers have raised doubts about the quality and credibility of American intelligence on Iran. With few actual spies on the ground in Iran and no consular presence in Tehran, not to mention the United Statesâ€™ limited intelligence gleaned from satellite imagery and data, some question the reliability of [...]