Category Iran

Iran Attacks 9,000 Email Accounts In Parliament Iran Attacks 9,000 Email Accounts In Parliament Sensitive material stolen by Tehran hackers Francis Elliott, Political Editor | Fiona Hamilton, Crime & Security Editor October 14 2017, 12:00am, The Times Theresa May’s email account was among those targeted by Iranian hackersMATT DUNHAM/ASSOCIATED PRESS Share Save Iran carried out a “brute force” cyberattack on parliament that hit dozens of MPs this summer, […]

Shaping Eurasia’s Future: Unintended Consequences of Abrogating Iran’s Nuclear Deal

——————————————————– Shaping Eurasia’s Future: Unintended Consequences of Abrogating Iran’s Nuclear Deal By Dr. James M. DorseyOctober 13, 2017 FacebookTwitterPrintEmailMore43 Iranian flags in Behesht-e Zahra, Tehran, Iran, image via Flickr CC BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 613, October 13, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: US President Donald J. Trump’s targeting of the two-year-old agreement curtailing Iran’s ability to produce […]

SecDef Mattis At AUSA: The Threats The U.S. Military Must Be Prepared For

Secretary Mattis at AUSA: The Threats the US Military Must be Prepared For – Modern War Institute · by Liam Collins · October 12, 2017 Secretary of Defense James Mattis kicked off the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on Monday. The meeting is billed as the “largest landpower exposition and professional development […]

Iran Signals It Is Open To Talks Over Its Ballistic Missile Program Exclusive: Iran open to talks over its ballistic missile program – sources ANKARA/LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iran has signaled to six world powers that it is open to talks about its ballistic missile arsenal, seeking to reduce tension over the disputed program, Iranian and Western officials familiar with the overtures told Reuters. Tehran has repeatedly […]

The U.S.-Russia Race To Beat ISIS In Eastern Syria

The US-Russia Race to Beat ISIS in Eastern Syria By Patrick Hoover, View Original October 3rd, 2017 The US-Russia Race to Beat ISIS in Eastern Syria By: Photo Credit: Daily Sabah The race to rule eastern Syria after the defeat of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is quickly and quietly escalating into a focal point […]

Another Worrying Sign For Russia’s Dire Demographics 

RFE/RL September 27, 2017 Another Worrying Sign For Russia’s Dire Demographics By Tom Balmforth MOSCOW — Many advanced economies are wondering how breakthroughs in technology could leave whole swaths of the population unemployed, but in Russia the government is pondering how to fill jobs with a dramatically shrinking work force. Economy Minister Maksim Oreshkin this […]

Tehran Seeks To Consolidate Power In Iraq In 2018

TEHRAN SEEKS TO CONSOLIDATE POWER IN IRAQ IN 2018 by Michael Knights The Cipher Brief September 24, 2017 Iran wants its local allies to create a Shia political bloc or Hezbollah-like arrangement next door, but Washington can curb such ambitions so long as it does not repeat its vanishing trick of 2011. READ THIS ARTICLE ON […]

Iran’s New Ballistic Missile Looks A Lot Like A Modified North Korean One

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, David Maxwell’s Comments:  Of course it does.  I just reviewed the new manuscript by Dr. Bruce Bechtol: Enabling Instability and Violence: North Korean Military Proliferation to the Middle East and Africa and he […]

Our Brave New Nuclear World (Well worth the read)

Excerpt:   Had we or the Philippines sent forces simply to demolish this minor maritime feature, China might well have desisted. Likewise, had the allies prepared for war or actually fought over Czechoslovakia, Hitler would never have acquired the aura of invincibility that so benefited his campaigns.   Now, the new situation has ratcheted into […]

Russia Crosses The Euphrates: Implications

  RUSSIA CROSSES THE EUPHRATES: IMPLICATIONS by Andrew J. TablerPolicy Alert September 18, 2017 By helping Assad’s forces bridge the river, Moscow is increasing the risk of direct confrontation while obstructing U.S. efforts to defeat IS, stabilize eastern Syria, and limit Iranian arms transfers. READ THIS ITEM ON OUR WEBSITE The Russian Ministry of Defense announced […]