Authored by Judith Bergman via The Gatestone Institute, A new study of Salafism in Sweden, conducted by the Swedish Defence University, paints a bleak picture of the ongoing radicalization of Muslims in Sweden. The Salaf are the “pious ancestors” during the first three generations of the followers of Mohammed; its ideology has comeRead More →

An Egypt-brokered ceasefire on the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip brought heavy exchanges of fire, some of the heaviest since the 2014 Israeli invasion, to a quick and relatively orderly halt. All signs are that the ceasefire is holding. Israeli officials are attributing the recent violence to Friday’sRead More →

Authored by Tom Luongo, Record Deficits, Stronger Dollar Equals Record China Trade Deficit Sometimes math is a real bitch.   Donald Trump is a smart guy.  I know he knows math. Too bad he’s ignoring it. Here’s the gig.  The title says it all.  Government spending is rising rapidly.  More actual moneyRead More →

In part 1 of this corrective history of the Syrian proxy war which notable Middle East experts have lately urged is important and essential reading, William Van Wagenen thoroughly dismantles the dominant media myths that have persisted throughout seven years of conflict.  Part I: The Myth of US ‘Inaction’ in Syria, by WilliamRead More →

Authored by Federico Pieraccini via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The chaos that has engulfed the NATO summit is yet further confirmation of the world’s transition from a unipolar to a multipolar order, with the return of great-power competition and different states jockeying for hegemony. Trump is adapting to this environment byRead More →