Egypt’s Dar al-Ifta described the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople as an invasion, raising controversy in Turkey and among critics who believe religious authorities should not get involved in politics.
U.S.-Iraq Strategic Talks Launched With Increasing National, Regional Support
By John Doe, The National Interest: “The strategic dialogue between Iraq and the United States opened at 9 a.m. Eastern time on June 11 and continued for two hours. The first meeting in the series covered four major topics."
- Troubled Iran struggles to maintain sway over Iraq militias
- Institute for Science and International Security: The alleged nuclear weapons development site near Abadeh, Iran
- Institute for Science and International Security: Iran defies the International Atomic Energy Agency: The IAEA’s latest Iran safeguards report
- "Russian air defense systems outmatched by Turkish drones in Syria and Libya," Seth Frantzman, FDD's Long War Journal
- "Iran’s Islamic 'revolution has no borders,’ says Torkilmaz," Benjamin Weinthal, The Jerusalem Post
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Javid Ahmad writes: For now, it is hard to imagine a way forward for Afghanistan. The running challenge is that the United States remains undecided about what it wants to do with Afghanistan. But whatever the U.S. decides in the coming months, the threat posed by overlapping alliances of the Taliban-allied jihadist groups should not be ignored. – The Hill
Kevjn Lim writes: Absent self-sufficiency and geopolitical stability, even a government with robust reserves would do well to diversify its grain supply basket, or at least be able to do so on short notice. In Tehran, however, guns are generally sexier than butter when it comes to making budgetary decisions and crafting foreign policy. This ethos leaves the country vulnerable to big supply shocks, food shortages, and spiraling prices that can produce effects no less momentous than wars. – Washington Institute