Middle East

Politics & Government
9:59 am
Mon November 3, 2014

"Fundamental Shift" Underway in Islamic Society, Former State Department Official Says

The Syrian town of Kobani was yet again hit by fierce fighting between Islamic State and Syrian Kurdish forces.
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Last week on Lake Effect, former CIA official Graham Fuller commented on the root causes for the rise of ISIS in the Middle East - laying a large part of the blame on US military action in Iraq.

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Politics & Government
3:23 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Analyst: US Foreign Policy Problems Occurred Long Before The Obama Administration

"The Great Satan" is what some Iranians call the United States. This mural is on a wall of the long abandoned U.S embassy in Tehran, Iran.
Credit Desmond Kavanagh / Flickr

Reports surfaced this week that the Obama Administration is considering changing senior members of its foreign policy team after its troubled reactions to several crises.

The Ebola outbreak and the rise of the ISIS - or Islamic State - movement have taxed the United States role as a world leader and have sparked criticism from people on both sides of the aisle in this country. But Graham Fuller, leading foreign policy analyst, believes the issue with ISIS extends to a point before President Obama took office.

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World
12:20 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Syrian Refugees, Royal Baby Dominate Global Headlines

Protests continue against the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.
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Our round-up of world events includes a look at the continuing humanitarian crisis in Syria, the Chinese government's crackdown on activists, and the new royal baby.

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Arts & Culture
11:56 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Syrians Speak Out Through Their Art

"Transformation" by Fadia Afashe.
Credit Fadia Authentic Art, Facebook

As violent conflict continues in Syria, some natives are expressing their feelings on the revolution through art. The artists, however, are not free from consequence.

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