The Day of ‘Ashura

Ninaras/Wikimedia Commons/Creative Commons 4.0 By Huda Islam Expert ‘Ashura is a religious observance marked every year by Muslims. The word ‘ashura literally means “10th,” as it is on the 10th day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic year. ‘Ashura is an ancient observance that is now recognized for […]

Strategy for Saudi-Iran War to Come?

REUTERS James B.T. Dickey 06.23.16 A 30-year-old prince disillusioned with the U.S. is running the show in Saudi Arabia—fighting Iran directly and through proxies all over the map. Is there a strategy? Saudi Arabia’s Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the 30-year-old son of the king and ever more obviously the heir […]

Tehran changes horse midstream in Syria

Source. A Times. Tehran’s surprise move on June 10 to give National Security Council Admiral Ali Shamkhani an additional pivotal role has opened up some possibilities to consolidate the Syrian ceasefire and galvanize the peace process. US Secretary of State John Kerry is seeing winds of change in Iranian thinking on Syria. Tehran’s second […]