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حرية وكرامة

Analyst & writer, formerly filming in Syria in 2013. My primary focus is on the Middle East, with an emphasis on Syria, Iraq and Iran. I also conduct research into war criminals fleeing the conflict into Europe.

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Has Jared Kushner Gone Too Far?

It's hard to find someone with as many portfolios as Jared Kushner in Washington. The young upstart has not only been tasked with bringing peace to the Middle East (a fireman dousing some flames with propane comes to mind), but... Continue Reading →

Stop Asking Why Americans Support Trump

I'm amazed that I *still* hear people saying "I can't believe Trump won!" or "How did he get all this support?!" etc. Please. Trump's supporters didn't just appear out of nowhere. This level of support for a candidate who is... Continue Reading →

The Coming Collapse of the Afghan “Government”

The Afghan forces have been taking a heavy beating over the last few years. In September of 2015 they briefly lost Kunduz, the 5th largest city in Afghanistan, before regaining control with US support. They then managed to lose another 5% of the... Continue Reading →

The Obama Administration Prepares To Strike The Syrian Opposition?

Secretary Kerry shared several of his thoughts on his administration's (ostensible) plans for peace in Syria late last month. Speaking in Aspen, Kerry claimed it was crucial to "reach an understanding" with the Russian government. This "understanding" would include the... Continue Reading →

The Curious Case of Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen

In December 2012, a Garden Grove man by the name of Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen (of Vietnamese descent) went to Syria. When asked why he went there in the aftermath of his arrest, his sister in particular made conflicting statements. He... Continue Reading →

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