Calls for U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Iraq Continue as al-Amiri Emerges as Leader of PMU

Calls for U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Iraq Continue as al-Amiri Emerges as Leader of PMU Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 18 Issue: 1 By: Rafid Jaboori The Jamestown Foundation The crisis in relations between the United States and Iraq’s Shia-led government has deepened over the last few weeks and especially after the killing of Iran’s top…

Japan PM to visit Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates: US and Iran

Japan PM to visit Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates: US and Iran Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In a sign that America and Iran are seeking to salvage something positive despite heightened tensions, the leader of Japan will go ahead with his regional visit to the Middle East.…

Japan seeks restraint from America and Iran before the planned Self Defense Force mission

Japan seeks restraint from America and Iran before the planned Self Defense Force mission Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan seeks restraint from America and Iran over the ongoing crisis between both nations. This rupture increased after America killed Qassem Soleimani, the Quds…

Lebanon blighted by internal issues but Hezbollah threatens to embroil the nation for Iran 

Lebanon blighted by internal issues but Hezbollah threatens to embroil the nation for Iran  Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Enormous demonstrations have taken place in Lebanon because of mounting economic, political, and social problems. At the same time, political cronyism and the sectarian nature of politics is holding back the hope…

US airstrike takes out Qassem Soleimani of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in Iraq 

US airstrike takes out Qassem Soleimani of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in Iraq  Ramazan Khalidov and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times  President Donald Trump permitted to take out General Qassem Soleimani based on the recent escalation in Iraq. Of course, for Trump, and others in his administration opposed to the actions of Iran, then…

Egyptian Government Cracks Down on Radical Schools

Egyptian Government Cracks Down on Radical Schools by Hany Ghoraba Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Despite the destruction of the Muslim Brotherhood’s hierarchy by Egyptian authorities after the June 2013 revolution, the 91-year-old group remains influential in Egyptian society. This is especially true in its education system. But there are signs the…

Myanmar is a distortion for Islamic and Western nations to hide their crimes: CHT, ICJ, and OIC

Myanmar is a distortion for Islamic and Western nations to hide their crimes: CHT, ICJ, and OIC Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Myanmar is seeking to stabilize the democratic path despite countless ethnic issues that beset this nation, the result of decades of authoritarian rule. At the same time, endless negative…

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei mocks people in Iran for protesting against poverty

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei mocks people in Iran for protesting against poverty Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is known to control an enormous financial empire based on underhanded business practices. Despite this, he is accusing protesters who are facing economic hardship of being “counter-revolutionaries.” Since Friday many Iranians have…

State Department Official Demanded Kurds Capitulate to Islamists

State Department Official Demanded Kurds Capitulate to Islamists by John Rossomando IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism First, the United States agreed to withdraw special operations forces from a section of northeastern Syria, opening the door to a Turkish invasion aimed at U.S.-allied Kurdish, Arab and Syriac Christian forces there who played a key role…

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “Died like a dog. He died like a coward,” declares Trump

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “Died like a dog. He died like a coward,” declares Trump Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS (Islamic State – IS), was announced dead by President Donald Trump of America. This happened after Special Forces from America went into Northwest Syria after…

Iraq Protests Could Help Check Iranian Influence

Iraq Protests Could Help Check Iranian Influence Terrorism Monitor By: Brian M. Perkins The Jamestown Foundation Anti-government demonstrations taking place in Iraq pose a new, precarious challenge for both the United States and Iran as the two countries continue to vie for influence in the region. Tensions between Washington and Tehran remain high after Iran…

Hamas supports Turkey crushing the Kurds and other minorities in Northern Syria

Hamas supports Turkey crushing the Kurds and other minorities in Northern Syria Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas announced its support of Turkey during the military offensive of this nation in Northern Syria. This isn’t surprising given the Muslim Brotherhood link that binds President Recep Tayyip Erdogan…

NATO Turkey is bombing the Kurds and others while helping ISIS break free in Syria

NATO Turkey is bombing the Kurds and others while helping ISIS break free in Syria Ramazan Khalidov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   NATO Turkey is intensifying its attack against the Kurds and other ethnic groups in Northern Syria while the international community just watches. The nations of America, Iran, and the Russian…

Turkey offensive in Syria: Sheepish America, Iran, and Russia but Trump consistency

Turkey offensive in Syria: Sheepish America, Iran, and Russia but Trump consistency Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Turkey is laying bare the respective self-interests of America, Iran, and the Russian Federation. Hence, while President Donald Trump is abandoning the Kurds on the ground after the failure of the…

Ethiopia rejects Egypt’s “colonial-era” approach to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Ethiopia rejects Egypt’s “colonial-era” approach to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ethiopia is adamant that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will address many past wrongs that hindered this nation from utilizing its own water resources. In other words, the “colonial era” approach of dictating to Ethiopia…

Iraqi Prime Minister’s Decree will not Undermine Power of Iran-backed Militias

Iraqi Prime Minister’s Decree will not Undermine Power of Iran-backed Militias Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 17 Issue: 16 By: Rafid Jaboori The Jamestown Foundation On July 1, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi issued a decree stating that the Iran-backed Iraqi Shia militias that operate under the umbrella group of the Popular Mobilization forces (PMU) should…

At least 42 die in Libya after airstrike hits many civilians attending a wedding ceremony                                                                                            

At least 42 die in Libya after airstrike hits many civilians attending a wedding ceremony                                                                                             Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Another fresh massacre occurred in Libya after at least 42 civilians attending a wedding were killed in the South-Western part of this nation. The airstrike (drone strike) was committed by forces…

A Neighbor’s Dilemma: The Implications of the Libyan Crisis on Tunisia

A Neighbor’s Dilemma: The Implications of the Libyan Crisis on Tunisia Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: James Pothecary The Jamestown Foundation   Introduction In April, paramilitary forces loyal to the Libyan National Army (LNA)—the armed wing of the Tobruk administration—began its campaign to take the capital Tripoli from the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) and…