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Douglas Burton

Douglas Burton is a former U.S. State Department official in Kirkuk, Iraq, and writes news and commentary from Washington, D.C. queries to Burtonnewsandviews@gmail.com.


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Nigerians Head for the Polls as Religious Freedom Activists Call for U.S. Special Envoy

Friday, February 15th, 2019

ISIS-affiliate Boko Haram continues to terrorize the country

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Putin Tests the West

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

Kremlin watchers: Russian poisonings, election meddling require harsh response

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Iraqi Forces to Focus on Liberating Tal Afar

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Iraqi PM to declare complete control of Old Mosul within 72 hours

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ISIS Continues to Lose Ground in Mosul

Friday, June 16th, 2017

ISIS controls just 3 percent of West Mosul

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Mosul Liberation Quickens Amid Rumors ISIS Leader Has Left Town

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Military observers now predict recapture of west Mosul in weeks

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Losing Ground, ISIS Terrorists in Mosul Coerce Population With Death Threats

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Coalition planning 'third stage' of Mosul liberation process

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Troop Surge, Increased Coordination Helped Coalition Conquer East Mosul

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Shift in strategy kills more than half of ISIS combatants in the area

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Former Turkish Counter-Terror Head: Security Purges Led to Ambassador Assassination

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

After failed coup, Erdogan replaced tens of thousands of police, judges, prosecutors, military officers

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ISIS Launches Counterattack After Syrian Regime Regains Control of Aleppo

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Islamic State terrorists recapture oil fields in central Syria, city of Palmyra (Updated)

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ISIS Massacres Hundreds as Iraqi Army Battles in Downtown Mosul

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Suicide bombers, IEDs, mass graves confront advancing government troops

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