Lebanon raids indicate shift in ISIS tactics

July 5, 2016 0

DUBAI – Islamic State (ISIS) suicide bombers twice attacked the Lebanese Christian border town of Qaa in what appeared to be a shift towards soft targets close to the frontier instead of try­ing to reach […]

US should train Iraqi army not proxy militias

April 4, 2016 0

Riad Kahwaji Mobilisation Forces marching in Baghdad The Iraqi Shia militia known as the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) has been a controversial entity that has taken over the role of Iraqi armed forces in defending […]

Kurdish aspirations could spark wars in region

March 26, 2016 0

Riad Kahwaji DUBAI – The Kurds have emerged as major players in the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, increasing the concerns of neighbouring countries over Kurdish aspirations for self-determination within their own ter­ritories. The Kurds […]