918 articles tagged "Barack Obama"
What Does Merkel Plan to Do after Booting Anglo Allies?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 1, 2017

After dumping the strongest NATO allies, will she turn to expanding the German army?

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Trump Settles Score with Former US Intelligence Chiefs
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 9, 2017

It is now revealed that CIA hackers can pretend to be Russian or Chinese agents.

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Why Did the Raqqa Offensive Never Take off? For Four Good Reasons
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2017

The Kurdish-Arab force has meanwhile been stopped in its tracks.

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Unraveling Trump’s Strategies for Russia, China, the Mid East and Europe
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 19, 2017

New US President’s strategies are in place for Russia, China, the Mid East and Europe.

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Intelligence briefing to US Senate Committee
Why Trump and US intel clash over Russia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis January 6, 2017

Donald Trump doesn’t propose rushing into détente with Moscow, but to restore relations to an even keel and end the disequilibrium of the past eight years, during which Obama just talked and Putin did what he wanted. 

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Trump Won’t Be Corralled into Declaring Cold War II on Russia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 5, 2017

Transition and Russian teams are discussing how far Putin is prepared to go for US cooperation.

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Partial Shutdown of Internet Infrastructure for Trump’s War on Terror and intelligence Shakeup
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 5, 2017

He is preparing a shakeup of 17 US intelligence agencies, possible Internet shutdown.

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Syria ready for truce, Assad stays, US is left out
DEBKAfile Special Report December 29, 2016

The Russian-Turkish initiative brings the Syria war the closest it has ever been to conclusion. Its success will be tested by a ceasefire at midnight on Thursday, Sept. 29, and the coming peace talks in Kazakhstan.

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UNSC resolution promotes Mid East war
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 24, 2016

The US did not abandon Israel by abstaining from vetoing the UN Security Council resolution condemning settlements that was passed Friday, Dec. 23, 2016.  The one who abandoned Israel was US President Barack Obama – and not for the first time.

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ISIS strikes in Berlin, Jordan – and Mosul too
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 21, 2016

The city of Berlin and the Jordanian Crusader town of Karak are 3,000km apart, but the distance did not stop Islamic State killers from taking 26 lives, including the Israeli Dalia Elkayam in Berlin, and injuring 18 others in the two countries.

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For evacuating Aleppo
Russian role in Aleppo’s fall impacts US politics
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 16, 2016

Aleppo's fall brought down the entire architecture of US-backed positions in northern Syria. The US-backed rebel groups all melted away. Putin's role in taking the Syrian town was an extra tool for the Democrats for condemning Russian inerference in the election campaign.

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Trump Primed for Iran: Swallow Tough Nuclear Terms, Get out of Iraq and Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 15, 2016

It will be much tougher and non-negotiable. Iranian forces to be forced out of Iraq and Syria.

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ISIS returns to Palmyra
ISIS seizes big Russian-Syrian T-4 air base
DEBKAfile Special Report December 12, 2016

Islamic State forces pushed forward their assault to retake the central Syrian town of Palmyra Monday, Dec. 12, and by evening had entered the big Russian-Syrian T-4 air base outside the town, carrying off substantial quantities of Russian armaments. Reporting this, debkafile added: They booty they snatched included different types of ground-to-ground missiles as well as anti-tank and anti-air rockets. 

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With One Phone Call, Trump Fits China into his Evolving Policy Toolbox
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 8, 2016

Taken with his détente with Putin, it was a gambit for driving a wedge between China and Russia.

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Mosul offensive folds, waiting now for Trump
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 5, 2016

There is no chance of the Mosul offensive scoring a victory before Barack Obama quits the White House next month. Altogether 54,000 Iraqi troops and 5,000 US servicemen – supported by 90 warplanes and 150 heavy artillery pieces - were invested in the Mosul campaign when it was launched in October. They proved unable to beat 9,000 jihadists. 

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Trump Transition Team Bids for Obama’s Hands-off in Syria and Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 24, 2016

His transition team asks Obama’s White House for its hands-off in Syria and Iraq.

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Flynn-Patrushev Exchange Slows Aleppo Violence Ahead of Decisive Ending
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 24, 2016

The Trump administration prefers to avert a decisive Syrian government victory.

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Now We Are Seven: Trump Expands US Military Ops HQ in Jordan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 24, 2016

It is now hooked up with Russia and Assad government.

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Trump’s Back-Channel Diplomacy Lays the Ground for Strong Debut
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 17, 2016

They have fanned out across Mid East and European capitals to open contacts.

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The Turkish Factor in the US Presidential Campaign and Trump Foreign Policy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 17, 2016

Unlike Clinton, Trump’s security and intelligence aides prefer Erdogan to his foe Gulen.

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