Joshua Landis

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Name: Joshua Landis
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

If US Wanted To, It Could Help Free Thousands Of Enslaved Yazidi Women In Single Day – OpEd

ByBy Matthew Barber for Syria CommentThe plight of thousands of Yazidi women, kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) during its August 3 attack on Iraq’s Sinjar mountains and in the following weeks, has received some media attention, but most people are ... [Published Eurasia Review - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Dreaming Of Home: Syrian Refugees In Jordan’s Cities, Will They Be Repatriated? – OpEd

ByB y Matthew R. Stevens for Syria Comment“What do I think will happen?” He sighs. “I think that it is over. I think Bashar will win.”I am cross-legged in the sitting room of a Syrian family, hot tea half-forgotten in my hand. I give the man a long, searching ... [Published Eurasia Review - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

US 'communicating' with Iran over Islamic State but being rebuffed

Washington: Washington has been "communicating" with its arch-enemy Tehran, searching for openings that might lead to a co-ordinated campaign to achieve Barack Obama's stated objective – to "degrade and destroy" the so-called Islamic State in Syria and ... [Published WA Today - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

ISIS is selling cheap oil to its enemies — from Syria's government to the Kurds

ISIS has been described as the world's "richest terrorist group," largely thanks to the oil fields it controls in Iraq and Syria. The militants likely generate more than $1 million in sales each day, and much of that oil is pumped in eastern Syria with ... [Published Public Radio International - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

ISIS Is Weaker Than It Looks – OpEd

ByBy Balint Szlanko  for Syria Comment(ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan) — The extremist group known variously as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or simply Islamic State, has maneuvered itself into a difficult situation over the last couple of months. Fanatical ... [Published Eurasia Review - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Expert: US Airstrikes on IS Targets in Syria to Kill Civilians

NEW YORK, September 9 (RIA Novosti) – An escalation of US airstrikes against Islamic State (ISIS) targets could result in civilian deaths and a public relations fiasco for the White House, Oklahoma University professor Joshua Landis told RIA Novosti ... [Published RIA Novosti - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Images of torture in Syria emerge as ICC summons vetoed

Turkey's Anadolu Agency on Thursday released photos purportedly documenting torture by the Syrian government, on the same day efforts to bring Syria before the International Criminal Court (ICC) were blocked by China and Russia.Referring to the images ... [Published Middle East Eye - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 5 reports

Why Westerners Are Fighting for ISIS

The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is gaining notoriety for its barbaric methods, after videos showing beheadings and mass killings surfaced online. Among a range of explanations, one of them is that, compared to other jihadist groups ... [Published Austin American Statesman - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Jihadists in Syria not likely to open a new front against Israel – for now

IDF soldiers stand atop tanks in the Golan Heights near Israel's border with Syria. Photo: REUTERSAl-Qaida’s Syria wing, the Nusra Front, and other Islamist fighters took over a border crossing linking Syria to the Israeli part of the Golan Heights on ... [Published Jerusalem Post - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Gold price rises most since August 6 on bargain-hunting

Gold PriceiNVEZZ.com, Tuesday, August 26: Gold was up the most in almost three weeks on speculation the low prices will spur physical demand as market participants consider risk premiums from the armed conflicts in Ukraine, the Middle East and North ... [Published Invezz - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Oil price: Brent’s gains may be capped due to supply glut

Crude Oil PriceiNVEZZ.com, Tuesday, August 26: The price of Brent futures has been trading in a 39-cent range above $102.50 so far today after finishing in the green yesterday. However, gains are likely to be capped due to persistent supply pressure and ... [Published Invezz - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Pro-opposition gestures 'unlikely' to change US's Syria policy

By Jim LobeWASHINGTON - Despite new gestures of support for the Syrian opposition, the administration of President Barack Obama is unlikely to change its longstanding policy of restraining US involvement in the country's more than three-year-old civil ... [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 23 2014]

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...  "We can easily take out the oil," Landis says. "we can bomb isis tankers, we can bomb the oil wells. this would be very easy. they're sitting out in the desert where everyone could see them."

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Dreaming Of Home: Syrian Refugees In Jordan’s C... [Published Eurasia Review - Sep 19 2014]
Al-Qa’ida In Islamic Maghreb And Arabian Penins... [Published Eurasia Review - Sep 19 2014]
If US Wanted To, It Could Help Free Thousands O... [Published Eurasia Review - Sep 19 2014]
US 'communicating' with Iran over Islamic State... [Published WA Today - Sep 19 2014]
House Approves Plan to Arm and Train ISIS to Fi... [Published PrisonPlanet - Sep 18 2014]
Some wrenchingly sad news, 1: Yazidi women capt... [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - Sep 17 2014]
ISIS is selling cheap oil to its enemies — from... [Published Public Radio International - Sep 17 2014]
Iraqi official briefs Syria's Assad on efforts ... [Published Reuters - Sep 16 2014]
Follow the money: How the West created IS [Published Sott.net - Sep 14 2014]
ISIS Is Weaker Than It Looks – OpEd [Published Eurasia Review - Sep 14 2014]
ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels: ... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 13 2014]
Critique on foreign policy and Islamic State fr... [Published Seattle Times - Sep 13 2014]
Obama's Going to Arm the Syrian Rebels? He's Al... [Published The New Republic Online - Sep 12 2014]
Turkish aid to al Qaida-linked group shows find... [Published Miami Herald - Sep 11 2014]
Expert: US Airstrikes on IS Targets in Syria to... [Published RIA Novosti - Sep 09 2014]
Syria’s Assad thinks he is winning. He could be... [Published Washington Post - Sep 09 2014]
Expert: US to Struggle to Counter Islamists in ... [Published RIA Novosti - Sep 08 2014]
Images of torture in Syria emerge as ICC summon... [Published Middle East Eye - Sep 08 2014]
Syrian War focus of exhibition, presentations [Published Noodls - Sep 05 2014]
Why Westerners Are Fighting for ISIS [Published Austin American Statesman - Sep 05 2014]
Why Westerners Are Fighting for ISIS [Published Time - Sep 05 2014]
Why Westerners Are Fighting for ISIS [Published TIME.com - Sep 05 2014]
Why Westerners Are Fighting for ISIS [Published The China Blog - Sep 05 2014]
Why Westerners Are Fighting for ISIS [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Sep 05 2014]
Striking ISIS In Syria May Require Coordination... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 04 2014]
U.S. Policy in Syria Complicates Jordan’s Respo... [Published World Politics Review - Sep 04 2014]
​Islamic State and the appeal of 72 Virgins-in-... [Published Russia Today - Sep 01 2014]
America Is Ill-Served by Its Government-Funded ... [Published Campus Watch - Aug 28 2014]
Jihadists in Syria not likely to open a new fro... [Published Jerusalem Post - Aug 28 2014]
Obama to authorize training of Syrian rebels: r... [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 27 2014]
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Some wrenchingly sad news, 1: Yazidi women capt... [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - Sep 17 2014]
[ by Charles Cameron -- first of three posts collecting key points from a major article on Yazidi women, IS & possibilities of rescue ] . Today Matthew Barber posted one of the saddest stories I have read in several years of monitoring religious ...
Why Westerners Are Fighting for ISIS [Published TIME.com - Sep 05 2014]
The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is gaining notoriety for its barbaric methods, after videos showing beheadings and mass killings surfaced online. Meanwhile, the group has been attracting an increasing number of foreign fighters ...
Why Westerners Are Fighting for ISIS [Published The China Blog - Sep 05 2014]
The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is gaining notoriety for its barbaric methods, after videos showing beheadings and mass killings surfaced online. Meanwhile, the group has been attracting an increasing number of foreign fighters ...
Why Westerners Are Fighting for ISIS [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Sep 05 2014]
The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is gaining notoriety for its barbaric methods, after videos showing beheadings and mass killings surfaced online. Meanwhile, the group has been attracting an increasing number of foreign fighters ...
Mission-Creeping Toward Syria [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Aug 26 2014]
by Dish Staff Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria, in what looks like a first step toward some kind of military engagement there: On Monday evening defense officials said the reconnaissance flights had already started, and told ...
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