Islamists Kill Many in Egypt while US invites the Muslim Brotherhood to Washington

Islamists Kill Many in Egypt while US invites the Muslim Brotherhood to Washington Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Egypt faces many internal and external intrigues because the reach of the Muslim Brotherhood is still potent. Indeed, America is still open to listening to the Muslim Brotherhood despite the…

Iranian Intervention in Iraq against the Islamic State: Strategy, Tactics and Impact

Iranian Intervention in Iraq against the Islamic State: Strategy, Tactics and Impact Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Nima Adelkhah The Jamestown Foundation A deliberately gory June 2014 report on the Shi’a Ahl al-Bayt website, no doubt intended to arouse emotions, shows a photo of the bloodied face of Alireza Moshajari. It describes him as the first…

Destabilization of Afghanistan, Bosnia, Libya, Iraq and Syria: Terrorist Networks and Tripartite of Forces

Destabilization of Afghanistan, Bosnia, Libya, Iraq and Syria: Terrorist Networks and Tripartite of Forces Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In the 1980s and early 1990s the mantra was holy warriors in Afghanistan against the evil Soviet Union. Of course, not much was holy about these Takfiri Islamist sectarian warriors because soon…

Amid US Retreat From Region, Mongolia Seeks Closer Ties to China and Russia

Amid US Retreat From Region, Mongolia Seeks Closer Ties to China and Russia Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Alicia J. Campi The Jamestown Foundation The United States’ muted profile in mineral-rich, landlocked Mongolia receded even more in 2014. Indeed, the US has largely stood by while Mongolia deliberately integrated its faltering economy closer with its…

Syria: Japan Should Focus on Turkey and Qatar in Self-Induced Hostage Crisis

Syria: Japan Should Focus on Turkey and Qatar in Self-Induced Hostage Crisis Hiroshi Saito and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rightly condemned the threat by ISIS to kill two Japanese nationals. However, the two nationals involved have created their own downfall based on acting naively at best, or in the…

Fujishima Takeji and Art of Japan: Famous Son from Kagoshima

Fujishima Takeji and Art of Japan: Famous Son from Kagoshima Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Fujishima Takeji was born in (1867-1943) Kagoshima and during his informative years he studied brushwork techniques in 1882 from Togaku Hirayama. However, in 1884 Fujishima Takeji moved to Tokyo and at first he studied traditional Japanese painting under Gyokusho…

Uzbekistan’s Unrealized Potential in Cross-Border Trade

Uzbekistan’s Unrealized Potential in Cross-Border Trade Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Umida Hashimova The Jamestown Foundation Uzbekistan is conveniently located at the center of Central Asia and borders on all Central Asian countries as well as Afghanistan; moreover, it lies in relatively close proximity to the various prodigiously developing markets of Asia. Nonetheless, Uzbekistan has…

Political Correct are anti-Pegida: anti-Christian and anti-Shia Massacres Continue

Political Correct are anti-Pegida: anti-Christian and anti-Shia Massacres Continue Helmet Joachim Schmidt and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The political correct and staunch multi-culturists brigade are berating Pegida in Germany, just like others bemoan the National Front in France, and so forth. Yet it is Takfiri Sunni fanatics from Europe that are going to…

Konishi Hirosada and Japanese Art: Folklore and Ghost of Koheiji

Konishi Hirosada and Japanese Art: Folklore and Ghost of Koheiji Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The power of the Shinto faith runs deep throughout the fabric of Japanese religion, folklore, culture and other important aspects of society. Buddhism which emanated from outside of Japan would also greatly impact itself within the fabric of society.…

Charlie Hebdo: Martyrs for the Truth

Charlie Hebdo: Martyrs for the Truth by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism   With the massacre of Charlie Hebdo magazine’s editors and cartoonists in Paris by Islamic gunmen early Wednesday afternoon, the forces of radical Islam lay the gauntlet down: radical Islam is not just fighting against Western freedom,…

Libya’s Descent into Chaos: Warring Clans and Its Impact on Regional Stability

Libya’s Descent into Chaos: Warring Clans and Its Impact on Regional Stability Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Dario Cristiani The Jamestown Foundation Since the outbreak of the Libyan revolution in 2011 and the collapse of Mu’ammar Qaddafi’s Jamahiriya (Republic of the Masses), Libya has fallen into a process of constant and ever deeper chaos, which has…