Background on the war on ISIS

ISIS has its roots in the Sunni/Baathist-dominated Iraqi army of Saddam Hussein(1) which was one of the largest armies in the world before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.(2) After the defeat of the Baathist regime, members of the Baathist party were banned from participating in the army or other government positions.(3) Dispossessed, marginalized, and subjugated under the U.S. occupation and subsequent Shi’ite-dominated Iraqi government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, the former Sunni army personnel launched a protracted rebellion, with the insurgents taking on the name “alQaeda in Iraq” and later changing it to the “Islamic State of Iraq” (ISI).(4) Read more

Introduction to How the War on ISIS changed IL

In 2014, a militant group calling itself the Islamic State (ISIS)1 rapidly took over more than thirty percent of the territory of Syria and Iraq. In the process, it captured billions of dollars worth of oil fields and refineries, bank assets and antiquities, tanks and armaments, and became one of the greatest threats to peace and security in the Middle East.3 In an effort to “degrade and defeat” ISIS, beginning in August 2014 the United States, assisted by a handful of other Western and Arab countries, launched thousands of bombing sorties and cruise missile attacks against ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria. Read more

How the War Against ISIS Changed International Law

In an effort to destroy ISIS, beginning in August 2014, the United States, assisted by a handful of other Western and Arab countries, carried out thousands of bombing sorties and cruise missile attacks against ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria. Iraq had consented to the airstrikes in its territory, but Syria had not, and Russia blocked the UN Security Council from authorizing force against ISIS in Syria. Read more

Craft Collection by Igor York

Igor York presented new collection “Awareness” which belongs to the line Fun Craft at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia.

Awareness is roomy and multiplex notion. This collection is not just next designer’s retort but a manifest in its kind. This is an attempt to give answers to the main questions appearing throughout the author’s life and creativity process.

Material from which collection has been created and already has become city style hit is a unique and modern craft (material from recycled cellulose). It’s practical, light and haptic. You can even make it wet and it only becomes better with the time!

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