… has a radical stance regarding American policy, while most other Islamists have been infiltrated and neutralized, with some entering into deals with U.S. sponsorship, and others fighting at the behest of handlers in Turkey and Jordan who in turn
nytimes.com – David E. Sanger – Sep 14 – WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is struggling to cut off the millions of dollars in oil revenue that has made the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria one of the wealthiest terror groups in history, but so far has been unable to persuade
WSJ – Sep 12, 3:37 PM – Was it only a week ago that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel listed a ‘core coalition’ of 10 countries willing to join the U.S. effort to destroy the Islamic State? Since then Britain has categorically ruled out military strikes in Syria, while
thedailybeast.com – Eli Lake – Sep 13, 3:55 AM – America’s rapidly-expanding war against ISIS won’t involve large numbers of U.S. troops on the ground, President Obama is promising. And it’s clear that airstrikes alone won’t beat back the extremist group. Which means that if the President wants
theguardian.com – Ian Cobain – Sep 13, 3:39 PM – After 12 years in the RAF, David Haines decided that he wanted to use his experience to work with NGOs who were operating in some of the world’s most turbulent regions. Over the next 15 years, as a security adviser and manager, he worked with
Turkey cites ‘challenges and distresses’ of threat, but resists plans to stop extremist group
Top diplomats from the United States and Turkey are meeting to discuss what Ankara is willing to contribute to a growing worldwide coalition to defeat the Islamic State militant group.
NYT > Turkey by By ANNE BARNARD and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK // preview
Three years after the United States left Iraq, its return to the region is getting a less than enthusiastic welcome, with allies finding ways to avoid specific commitments to an expanded effort against Sunni extremists.
Hurriyet Daily News
Two of Turkey’s top ministers have once again clashed over Central Bank policies, after one expressed his discomfort at the perception of division within the government over the economy
I was reading the key findings of the German Marshall Fund’s Transatlantic Trends 2014 survey the other day. One of them is Turks’ growing discontent with immigrants.