The cost of running a caliphate

By Claude Salhani — Running a country costs a lot of money. Running a country at war with all its neighbors and most of the civilized world costs even more. There are enormous expenses incurred that range from paying fighters, to purchasing food to feed those fighters, to buying arms and munitions needed for the […]

Has WWIII already started?

By Claude Salhani As the war against Islamist terror begins to gather momentum, forging new alliances and accentuating older ones while questioning others, now that the Obama administration appears to have a policy of sorts, some pundits are beginning to ask if this conflict qualifies as a world war? Indeed, when does a war rank […]