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Edwin Mora

Edwin Mora

Edwin Mora primarily covers national security and defense issues. He has a Communication degree (Journalism concentration) from George Mason University.

Syrian fighters attend a mock battle in anticipation of an attack by the regime on Idlib province and the surrounding countryside, during a graduation of new Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) members at a camp in the countryside of the northern Idlib province on August 14, 2018. (Photo by OMAR HAJ …

Report: Deadline Passes as Jihadis Fail to Withdraw from Syria’s Idlib

Jihadis in Syria’s Idlib, a stronghold of al-Qaeda-linked terrorists considered one of the international terrorist group’s most potent wings, reportedly failed to meet Monday’s deadline to pull out of a planned demilitarized zone in the country’s last rebel bastion as part of a Russian-Turkish agreement.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, pictured in June 2018, has told Russian media that the military will make a serious push to retake northwestern and eastern territories

Syria: Assad Grants Amnesty to Deserters, Draft Dodgers

Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday granted amnesty to men within and outside Syria who deserted the regime’s armed forces or dodged military service, providing them several months for reporting for duty without repercussions.

African delegates walk by a screen panel showing a footage of Chinese President Xi Jinping with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ahead of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. African leaders will likely press their Chinese hosts at a conference this week to help narrow …

Trump Signs Bill to Counter Chinese ‘Predatory’ Investment in Africa

U.S. President Donald Trump recently signed a bill into law to revamp America’s investment efforts in Africa to counter what the United States considers to be “predatory” economic practices across the continent at the hands of China, a move that is expected to benefit countries in the region, the Daily Nation from Kenya reported Monday.

Iraqi fighters stand next to a wall bearing the Islamic State group flag in the western city of al-Qaim on November 3, 2017

Trump’s Counterterrorism Plan Targets Radical Islam as ‘Primary Threat’

Jihadist groups, namely al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), remain “the primary trans-national terrorist threat” to the United States despite 17 years of U.S.-led military efforts against radical Islamist groups, the White House pointed out in its National Strategy for Counterterrorism unveiled on Thursday.

NEAR IRAQI BORDER IN KUWAIT - DECEMBER 9: An American flag hangs on an antennae of a tank as U.S. Army M1A1 Abrams tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles prepare to take part in an exercise December 9, 2002 near the Iraqi border in Kuwait. They are part of the Armored …

Heritage Study: U.S. ‘Only Marginally Able’ to Defend Interests

The United States armed forces are only “marginally able” to defend America against the current high levels of risk primarily fueled by “formidable” U.S. rivals China and Russia, revealed the 2019 Index of U.S. Military Strength released Thursday by the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think-tank.