Pakistan continues to play its double game by supporting terror groups. Thousands of Pakistanis, including fighters from the Pakistan state-sponsored Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, as well as the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, continue to support the Taliban's jihad against the Afghan government.
The Taliban's statement should raise deep concerns with U.S. officials about the group's reliability to be an effective counterterrorism partner against Al Qaeda and other terror groups.
Backed by military contractors, Russia deployed military fighter jets to Al Jufra Airfield in Libya, prompting the US Army to consider sending military training personnel to neighboring Tunisia.
By Dr. Reza Parchizadeh, May 28, 2020
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The Islamic Revolution in Iran, which brought Islamists to power for the first time in modern history, pitted the global left—perhaps best personified by Michel Foucault—against the global right. To this day, the global left’s advocacy for Islamism continues to guide the West’s general approach toward the Middle East.
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By letting go of thousands of foreign experts, Oman risks losing know-how central to achieve economic diversification.