Middle East update: October 17-18 2017

ISIS It shouldn't be breaking news that ISIS is losing ground fast. It also shouldn't be breaking news that the group has plans for reverting back to its roots as a predominantly terrorist organization now that its territorial insurgency is being defeated. ISIS isn't going anywhere, is the point. Even after losing every major city … Continue reading Middle East update: October 17-18 2017

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UNESCO and US national security, at LobeLog

The United States hasn't paid its UNESCO dues (which had made up over a fifth of UNESCO's overall funding) since 2011, when the organization admitted Palestine as a member state and thereby triggered a couple of obscure Foreign Relations Authorization Act provisions (from 1990 and 1994) that require the government to stop sending money to … Continue reading UNESCO and US national security, at LobeLog