Even the Most Despicable Men Deserve Credit
10 Aug 2019

Even the Most Despicable Men Deserve Credit

Here, at TFS, we grind axes. Sometimes often. But always against men of violence or whose unsavory characters leave a bad taste in your mouth. But even the most despicable men deserve credit sometimes for what they stand for. ASSAD OF SYRIA There is no doubt, when you read the

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Assad Life Will be Spent Fighting Endless Wars
09 Aug 2019

Assad Life Will be Spent Fighting Endless Wars

Unlike his father Hafez al-Assad who managed to keep the peace in Syria, this Assad life will be spent fighting endless wars. Just observe the number of regional and international stakeholders vying for either land or submission to grasp the longevity of Syria’s troubles. None includes internal score settling, which

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Putin Special Forces Are Losing to Rebels
18 Jul 2019

Putin Special Forces Are Losing to Rebels

In recent days, according to rebel commanders, Putin deployed special forces to help struggling Assad to make gains in a two-months assault in northwestern Syria. Assad forces have been losing in their battles to seize the last opposition bastion. Apparently, Putin special forces are losing to rebels as well. The

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Trump Iran Policy? Get Serious About the Threat
08 May 2019

Trump Iran Policy? Get Serious About the Threat

Washington sends its critics in waves. Both in numbers and in purpose. The one simple question critics ask about, from any administration, remains “What is our policy on such and such international issue?” When it comes to the Trump Administration, that question has been answered. Trump Iran Policy? Get serious

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Assad Survival Key to Iranian Occupation of Syria
29 Apr 2019

Assad Survival Key to Iranian Occupation of Syria

The plot thickens in Syria. After a deluge of opinions claiming Assad won the war, a new battle front recently the United States opened against Syria demonstrates the volatility of Assad’s tenure. In fact, we believe Assad survival key to Iranian occupation of the country. If Assad goes, so will

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Is Russia Playing Good Cop in Syria, America Bad Cop?
24 Apr 2019

Is Russia Playing Good Cop in Syria, America Bad Cop?

The Trump Administration is making clearer its policy on Iran and Syria, while Putin remains very low-key. Is Russia playing good cop in Syria while America plays the bad cop? The cornerstone of American foreign policy with regard to both countries are precise, almost surgical sanctions. For Iran, the Trump

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