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United States Domestic and Foreign Politics with an emphasis on the MENA region

Kurdish ties to Israel

August 27, 2017 // 8 Comments

The Kurdish-Israeli relationship has matured significantly.  Since at least the 1960s, Israel has provided intermittent security assistance and military training to the [...]

Dissecting the Propaganda on Syria

June 8, 2017 // 4 Comments

This disinformation and propaganda on Syria takes three distinct forms. The first is the demonization of the Syrian leadership. The second is the romanticization of the opposition. The third form involves attacking anyone questioning the preceding characterizations. [...]

Inside the Surreal World of the Daesh Propaganda Machine

May 29, 2017 // 20 Comments

This article is a compilation of information, videos, pictures and related articles, meant to show just how sophisticated their propaganda campaign has been. Daesh narratives can be divided into three main themes: Political, Religious, and Social. The main efforts of the information strategy can be divided into four types of messages or Lines of Effort (LOE)—to Unite, Frighten, Support, and Inform. [...]