Despite the large and active recruitment drives targeting them, a heightened level of casual and toxic Islamophobia within the ranks of America’s Armed Forces is alienating many Muslim Americans who might otherwise consider joining.
In the first of a three-part series, Agha Hussein investigates efforts by wealthy Gulf Arab countries to ply post-war Syria away from Iran by investing heavily in its reconstruction.
Since the dawn of the 2011 Syrian civil war, many aspects of the country’s political culture have been in flux. Yet a single doctrine has remained steadfast throughout that evolution: that Israel is Syria’s primary foe. Even the country’s