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 […]
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 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 […]
MEMRI September 1, 2017 Inquiry & Analysis Series No.1341 Head Of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization: Only External Pipelines Of Arak Reactor Were Filled With Cement, Its Core Was Not; Within Five Days, We Can Begin Enriching Uranium To 20% By: A. Savyon and U. Kafash* https://www.memri.org/reports/head-irans-atomic-energy-organization-only-external-pipelines-arak-reactor-were-filled Introduction In an August 22, 2017 interview on IRINN […]
Conclusion: Bottom line: As you can see, I found Micah’s op-ed quite thought provoking, even if unpersuasive in some particulars and—to me—in its overarching conclusion. Read the whole thing, and decide for yourself! Is The War Model Of Counterterrorism A Failure? A Response To Micah Zenko By Robert Chesney, www.lawfareblog.com View Original August 25th, 2017 In a […]
Satellite Imagery Reveals Iran Is Building A Missile Factory In Syria — Has North Korea Helped? And, Would Russia And/Or Iran Place Their Own Personnel Inside This Facility In Hope Of Complicating Any Israeli Decision To Strike It?
Satellite Imagery Reveals Iran Is Building A Missile Factory In Syria — Has North Korea Helped? And, Would Russia And/Or Iran Place Their Own Personnel Inside This Facility In Hope Of Complicating Any Israeli Decision To Strike It? http://www.fortunascorner.com British and Israeli media outlets this week have been reporting that Iran […]