Going big: With Palestinian state offer, Egypt enters Middle East’s new strategic game

Interesting times.

Like a boss. Abdul Fattah al-Sisi with military leaders in 2013. (Image: AFP via dtnews)
Like a boss. Abdul Fattah al-Sisi with military leaders in 2013. (Image: AFP via dtnews)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

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Israel-Hamas truce: It’s the big picture, stupid

Interesting times.

Guardians of the galaxy.  (Image: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90 via Times of Israel)
Guardians of the galaxy. (Image: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90 via Times of Israel)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

ISIS guerrilla-terror group issues warning to America

Interesting times.

Baghdadi and ISISNew post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Euphrates corridor: Jihadis, and territorial gains, metastasizing

Emerging war of position.

There’s always a risk in putting data points out there without having prepared the way for them, by starting with a comprehensive analytical piece.  (Well, technically, I did the fundamental analysis back in 2009, when I posted the “Next Phase of World War IV” series, whose theses have been borne out by the Arab Spring and other developments since.)

That said, I am trusting readers to understand that what we have here is an emerging trend, whose course is not set in stone, but whose potential impact is very far-reaching.  The basic element of the trend is Sunni jihadis gaining control of territory in the Middle East, as they are currently doing in Iraq and Syria. Continue reading “Euphrates corridor: Jihadis, and territorial gains, metastasizing”