Syria, Turkey, Israel and a Greater Middle East Energy War

“The battle for the future control of Syria is at the heart of this enormous geopolitical war and tug of war” On October 3, 2012 the Turkish military launched repeated mortar shellings inside Syrian territory. The military action, which was used by the Turkish military, conveniently, to establish a ten-kilometer wide no-man’s land “buffer zone” […]

Dagestan—‘Syria comes to Russia…’

Part I: Syria comes to the Russian Caucasus On August 28 Sheikh Said Afandi, acknowledged spiritual leader of the Autonomous Russian Republic of Dagestan, was assassinated. A jihadist female suicide bomber managed to enter his house and detonate an explosive device. The murder target had been carefully selected. Sheikh Afandi, a seventy-five-year old Sufi Muslim […]