Palmyra Loss by ISIL Is Also a Loss to Itself

Palmyra Loss by ISIL Is Also a Loss to Itself

The loss of Palmyra by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is also an ultimate loss for Palmyra itself. The historic city in Syria has recently been reclaimed by forces loyal to President Bashar Hafez al-Assad. The recapture of Palmyra by Syrian government forces on March 26, 2016, was a key victory over […]

Russia Is Positioned to Take a Leading Role on the International Stage

Russia Is Positioned to Take a Leading Role on the International Stage

Russia is positioned to take a leading role on the international stage. With its annexation of Crimea and their support of separatists in the Ukraine, Russia’s place in the world was clearly in opposition to that of the U.S. and Europe. Strict economic sanctions as a result of aggressive tactics in the Ukraine created an environment […]

President Obama Authorizes Deployment of Special Troops to Syria [Video]

President Obama Authorizes Deployment of Special Troops to Syria [Video]

President Barack Obama authorized the deployment of special troops to Syria on Oct. 30, 2015, to act as advisors to local ground troops as a way to fight against the Islamic State. According to officials, the “small” deployment, involving “fewer than 50” Special Operations Forces, will be sent to the region so as to invigorate the campaign […]