Category Israel

How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring The World For U.S. Secrets

How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. Secrets By Scott Shane, Nicole Perlroth, www.nytimes.com View Original October 10th, 2017 Kaspersky Lab’s products require access to everything stored on a computer in order to scour it for viruses or other dangers. Credit Sergei Ilnitsky/European Pressphoto AgencyPhoto by: Sergei Ilnitsky/European Pressphoto Agency It was a case of […]

Iran Signals It Is Open To Talks Over Its Ballistic Missile Program

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-missiles-diplomacy-exclusive/exclusive-iran-open-to-talks-over-its-ballistic-missile-program-sources-idUSKBN1CB22P 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, georgetownsecuritystudiesreview.org 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Iran Could Re-Start Enriching Uranium To 20% Within 5 Days At Arak Facility

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 […]

Amb. Bolton’s Plan To Get Out Of The Iran Nuclear Deal

Amb. Bolton’s Plan To Get Out Of The Iran Nuclear Deal National Review How to Get Out of the Iran Nuclear Deal By John Bolton August 28, 2017 Although candidate Donald Trump repeatedly criticized Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear agreement, his administration has twice decided to remain in the deal. It so certified to Congress, most […]

Is The War Model Of Counterterrorism A Failure? A Response To Micah Zenko

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 […]