After Suffering Defeat in Syria, Islamic State Plans Its Next Move

Feb. 26 2019

While Islamic State (IS) still controls pockets of territory in northeastern Syria, its “caliphate,” which at its height also included much of northern Iraq, has been destroyed. But IS still has numerous branches everywhere from West Africa to the Philippines and has not lost its will to fight on. Lawrence Franklin explains:

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More about: ISIS, Politics & Current Affairs, Syria, War on Terror

The U.S. Peace Plan May Finally Bring about a Palestinian State

Among those most fervently opposed to Israel applying its sovereignty to Jewish areas of the West Bank are members of the hard right, many of whom live in the affected areas. They do so because, under the Trump administration proposal, the extension of sovereignty makes possible the creation of a Palestinian state in the remainder of the territory. Haviv Rettig Gur comments on this irony:

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More about: Annexation, Israel & Zionism