Tag: Syria

When was the last time that Washington backed the good guys? Barack Obama’s support for Syria’s Kurds was always a fraught proposition. (More…)

It could have changed Europe. Negotiating to join the EU since 2005, Turkey’s aspirations, though still a government priority, could not be further from reality today. (More…)

Three decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia is back. Not as an economic power. Western sanctions have seen to that. But as a military power. (More…)

“Their decision was racist,” my attorney said. “There was no legal basis to deny you permanent residency in Germany.” (More…)

Anna Ahronheim is the defence correspondent for The Jerusalem Post, Israel’s oldest English-language daily. Following the Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria, which raised over 8 billion euros in aid pledges, The Battleground spoke to Ahronheim about what didn’t get tabled at the event: European military involvement in the Middle East. (More…)