Aux armes, citoyens: dissecting the stage-managed French elections
Macron's second presidency was as calculatingly managed by France's liberal elite as his first. As the country's economic and geographic schisms widen further, yesterday's Yellow Vest protests will seem like a tea party by comparison.
Water Wars: Drought, disputes, and deadly skirmishes between Iran and the Taliban
Recent border clashes have escalated tensions to a critical point between the Islamic Republic and the Taliban over Iran's unfulfilled water rights. Do the Taliban have a deeper motive, and what are their demands?
PIJ’s tactical triumph: Missiles multiply despite losses
Despite Israel’s assassinations of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s high-ranking commanders during this latest battle, the Quds Brigades was able to shift strategy by expanding its missile range, launching over 1,500 missiles, and introducing new tactics in its retaliatory strikes.
Deporting Syrians: A ploy to propel Lebanon’s US-backed army chief into power?
Did Lebanon's US-backed army commander exploit the Syrian refugee crisis and incite clashes with them to catapult himself into the highly-contested Lebanese presidency? The US silence on Joseph Aoun's illegal deportations last week is deafening.