Special Features/Stories

Russian Forces in Syria: Let Putin Bleed

By Steven A Cook Early September brought the news that the Russians were deploying military forces to Bassel al-Assad International Airport near Latakia on the Syrian coast. The Aviationist website recently reproduced satellite imagery showing…



Global refugee and migrant crisis

By Saikat Kumar Basu & Peiman Zandi The current global refugee and migrant crisis is turning into a highly complex and serious humanitarian issue. Thousands of helpless victims are running away from the conflict war…



More waffling on Syria

PRESIDENT OBAMA acknowledged the obvious this week: that to resolve the massive humanitarian emergency afflicting the Middle East and Europe, “we ultimately have to deal with the source of the problem, which is the ongoing…



Libya, a nation without a state

By Stanly Johny The four Indian nationals abducted in Libya by suspected Islamists last month were working in a university in Sirte, the hometown of the country’s slain dictator, Muammar Qaddafi. They were among the…


Syria a Dying Nation

By Manish Rai Now after more than four years after it began, the full-blown civil war that developed in Syria has killed over 250,000 people, half of them civilians. In addition the UN estimates nearly…


Libya’s struggle for stability

By Neville Teller Libya today is not only a country torn apart politically, but a battlefield where armed militias attack each other with scant regard for any civilians who happen to get in their way,…