Category Israel

Russia Builds Four New Air Bases In Syria, Deploys Another 6,000 Troops

https://www.debka.com/russia-builds-four-new-air-bases-syria-deploys-another-6000-troops/ Russia builds four new air bases in Syria, deploys another 6,000 troops Feb 1, 2018 @ 10:00 Contrary to Moscow’s promises, the Russian military is not pulling out of Syria, but adding four more air bases (one shared with Iran) and 6,000 more troops. On Dec. 11, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin, followed by […]

Syrian Rebels Make Pitch To Restore CIA Program

Syrian rebels make pitch to restore CIA program: report By Morgan Chalfant, thehill.com View Original January 15th, 2018 Representatives of the Free Syrian Army are reportedly pressing U.S. officials to resume a defunct CIA program that provided military aid to the rebel group in its struggle against President Bashar Assad, citing the need to counter Iranian influence […]

How Trump Could Kill The Iran Nuclear Deal In January

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/28/trump-kill-iran-nuclear-deal-260860 DEFENSE How Trump could kill the Iran nuclear deal in January The president will soon face a series of deadlines during which he could deliver on a campaign promise to rip up the 2015 agreement. By MICHAEL CROWLEY 12/28/2017 05:01 AM EST When President Donald Trump last publicly addressed the status of the Iran agreement, […]

PLA Review Of ‘World Military Situation’

http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/2017-12/29/content_7889872.htm Overview of world military situations in 2017 Source China Military Online Editor Zhang Tao Time 2017-12-29 A+- By Lin Zhiyuan  BEIJING, Dec. 29 (ChinaMil) — The world landscape has changed at a faster pace in 2017. Inter-power cooperation and competition coexisted, with the latter becoming more prominent. Major countries paid more attention to contention for […]

36 Black Swans, Gray Swans, And Pink Flamingoes To Watch In 2018

36 Black Swans, Gray Swans, and Pink Flamingoes to Watch in 2018 mwi.usma.edu View Original December 28th, 2017 While driving along the shore of Lake Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island in September 2011, I saw them for the first time. Black Swans. My wife and I pulled over, jumped out, and spent a half […]

The KGB Playbook For Infiltrating The Middle East

The KGB Playbook for Infiltrating the Middle East By Michael Weiss, www.thedailybeast.com View Original December 28th, 2017 This is the second article in a three-part series based on never-before-published training manuals for the KGB, the Soviet intelligence organization that Vladimir Putin served as an operative, and that shaped his view of the world. As former Director of […]

Russia Establishing Permanent Presence At Its Syrian Bases: Minister Of Defense

Russia establishing permanent presence at its Syrian bases: minister of defense By Yuliya Talmazan, www.nbcnews.com View Original December 26th, 2017 LONDON — Russia has begun establishing a permanent presence at two military bases in Syria, the country’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said Tuesday. During a conference call with the leadership of the country’s armed forces, Shoigu said President Vladimir […]

Israeli Technology Going To China Will Be Returned To Israel Via Iran

https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/12/19/technion-becomes-first-israeli-university-to-open-campus-in-china/ DECEMBER 19, 2017 4:58 PM Technion Becomes First Israeli University to Open Campus in China by Shiri Moshe Technion President Peretz Lavie speaking at the inauguration of the Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology. Photo: Lin Jian. The Technion — Israel Institute of Technology became the first Israeli university to inaugurate a campus in […]

Colin Gray Thought Piece On Nuclear Weapons

Information Series Issue No. 425                                                                                                                                         December 11, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                               Strategic Sense and Nuclear Weapons Today Dr. Colin S. Gray Colin S. Gray is the European Director and co-founder of the National Institute for Public Policy, and Professor Emeritus of Strategic Studies, University of Reading.   The Problem The basic requirements for deterrence have been well […]

Saudi Arabia’s Arab Spring, At Last — “The Most Significant Reform Process Underway Anywhere In The Middle East… If It Succeeds…..Will Change Not Only The Character Of Saudi Arabia; But, The Tone & Tenor Of Islam Across The Globe

Saudi Arabia’s Arab Spring, At Last — “The Most Significant Reform Process Underway Anywhere In The Middle East… If It Succeeds…..Will Change Not Only The Character Of Saudi Arabia; But, The Tone & Tenor Of Islam Across The Globe   www.fortunascorner.com      The title above is from New York Times journalist and author, Tom […]