Category UAE

Saudis And UAE Begin Quiet Talks With Tehran In Epic Gulf Somersault Saudis and UAE begin quiet talks with Tehran in epic Gulf somersault Aug 2, 2019 The UAE and Saudi Arabia have quietly embarked on talks with Tehran, after waiting in vain for two months for US forces to punish Iran for attacking their oil facilities. DEBKAfile’s sources report that Gulf states, led by the […]

Israel Hosted UAE Military Delegation To Review F-35s, Sources Say EXCLUSIVE: Israel hosted UAE military delegation to review F-35s, sources say 07/04/2018 7:31:58 AM UPDATED ON 07/04/2018 7:35:59 AM Written by i24NEWS F-35 ‘Adir’ stealth aircraft fighters for IAF 2 IDF Press release: A New Age in the IAF The Israeli Air Force recently hosted a military delegation from the United Arab Emirates to […]

Liberation Of Yemen’s Hudaydah – First Objective Of New U.S.-Backed Saudi-UAE Pact Liberation of Yemen’s Hudaydah – first objective of new US-backed Saudi-UAE Pact Jun 16, 2018 @ 12:21 Diane Shalem The Saudi-Emirates’ partial capture of Hudaydah airport from the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels on Saturday, June 16, came on the third day of their offensive to capture the important Red Sea port town. This success is already strategically significant in six ways, DEBKAfile […]

U.S. Weighs Expanding Military Role In Yemen War

U.S. Weighs Expanding Military Role in Yemen War United Arab Emirates seeks direct U.S. help to capture Red Sea port from Iran-backed Houthi fighters Yemeni forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition in the western province of Hodeidah in late May. PHOTO: EPA/SHUTTERSTOCK By Dion Nissenbaum June 3, 2018 6:19 p.m. ET 16 COMMENTS WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is […]

U.S. Seeks Arab Force And Funding For Syria – An ‘Arab NATO’

U.S. Seeks Arab Force and Funding for Syria Under plan, troops would replace American military contingent after ISIS defeat and help secure country’s north; proposal faces challenges American troops looked out toward the border with Turkey from a small outpost near the town of Manbij, northern Syria, in February. PHOTO: SUSANNAH GEORGE/ASSOCIATED PRESS By Michael R. […]

The KGB Playbook For Infiltrating The Middle East

The KGB Playbook for Infiltrating the Middle East By Michael Weiss, 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 […]

The UAE Is Paying Ex-CIA Officers To Build A Spy Empire In The Gulf

The UAE is paying ex-CIA officers to build a spy empire in the Gulf By Jenna Mclaughlin, View Original December 21st, 2017 Not far from the northeastern Zayed Port in Abu Dhabi, in a typical modern Gulf villa framed on one side by an elegant swimming pool, Westerners are teaching Emiratis the tools of modern spycraft. […]

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 […]

The Middle East: Terrorism Forever? By Bing West

Bing West is always worth reading.  RCP, fortunascorner The Middle East: Terrorism Forever? By Bing West, View Original July 26th, 2017 Image credit: Poster Collection, US3425, Hoover Institution Archives. The short response is yes. Crime forever? Also, yes. Turbulence, terror, pestilence, famine, love, procreation, taxes, families, sunsets, rain, shine, etc.—all are components of the human condition. […]

CENTCOM Commander Votel Steels For Next Chapter In World’s Most Dangerous Region

CENTCOM Commander Votel Steels For Next Chapter In World’s Most Dangerous Region Howard Altman, Times Staff Writer Friday, July 14, 2017 1:34pm View Original July 14th, 2017 Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of the U.S. Central Command, sat down for an interview Wednesday with the Tampa Bay Times in his office at MacDill Air […]