Michael T. Flynn, the former head of the Defense Intelligence [...]
Against a backdrop of internal power struggles and regional differences, Massoud Barzani, the head of the autonomous regional government of Kurdistan, is keen to rapidly establish an autonomous army.
The recent chill between Riyadh and Paris over defence contracts notwithstanding, Saudi Arabia is being pulled in two directions as it steps up its diplomatic and military engagement with France while trying to remain in tune with its major ally, [.
The Department of State announced on February 17 that it was going to facilitate US drone exports, all the better to avoid its Middle Eastern allies procuring the technology from China.
The Obama administration is facing the growing frustration of its Sunni allies in the Middle East, for whom ousting Bashar Al Assad remains the priority. In their fight alongside the US against Islamic State (IS), also known as ISIS or [.
While President Barack Obama tries to gather together a coalition to fight Islamic State, the former ISIS or Daesh, on [...]
The tribes of Anbar, the backbone of the Sunni insurrection threatening Nouri al-Maliki's government, are already thinking of the future. Despite their alliance with the jihadist organisation Islamic State, the former Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS or [.