• 2022-05-06

    New Pentagon IG report says that the Turkey-PKK conflict and Iranian militias are contributing to instability in Iraq.

  • 2022-04-22

    In the new reality, by its blunt intervention in Russia’s special operation in Ukraine expressed not only in political support, but also in supplying weapons for the Kiev’s nazi authorities, the Biden administration has already begun to develop and deploy its new global strategy. Apparently, this strategy is based around creating tough competition with other world super powers, primarily with China and Russia, focusing on the military repositioning of troops and weapons to create massive containment along the borders of these competing powers. Particular attention is paid to resuming old US alliances or establishing the new ones. By implementing this strategy, Washington seeks to win global disputes with rival powers and strengthen relations with its allies.In the new reality, by its blunt intervention in Russia’s special operation in Ukraine expressed not only in political support, but also in supplying weapons for the Kiev’s nazi authorities, the Biden administration has already begun to develop and deploy its new global strategy. Apparently, this strategy is based around creating tough competition with other world super powers, primarily with China and Russia, focusing on the military repositioning of troops and weapons to create massive containment along the borders of these competing powers. Particular attention is paid to resuming old US alliances or establishing the new ones. By implementing this strategy, Washington seeks to win global disputes with rival powers and strengthen relations with its allies.

  • 2022-04-11

    Iran’s 13 March missile strikes on purported Israeli strategic centers in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR) was met with swift condemnation by Turkey. This is indicative of the conflicting nature of the relationship between both countries, but also of Turkey’s budding entente with Israel. Amid escalations in drone and cyber warfare between Tehran and Israel, the IKR as an established venue of Israeli-Turkish strategic cooperation may become a target for an increasingly assertive and interventionist Iran determined to disrupt this partnership. This coincides with progress made in talks to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • 2022-03-31

    The Negev Summit saw an unprecedented level of Arab-Israeli security cooperation to counter the Axis of Resistance, but took place against the backdrop of a seismic shift in the global balance of power. Is it dead on arrival?

  • 2022-03-21

    Energy-rich Qatar’s designation as a major non-NATO ally may upset the Persian Gulf balance, but could be a means for the US to counter a Sino-Russian lockhold on Eurasia.

  • 2022-03-17

    The Tehran-Tel Aviv war is out in the open. Israel's Mossad is actively pursuing an infiltration of Iran's strategic depth and edging up to its borders. But now Iran will retaliate to oust the Israelis from places they don't belong.

  • 2022-03-16

    Tehran and Moscow appear to have dispensed with thorny setbacks to their relationship and look set to strike comprehensive new bilateral and multilateral arrangements

  • 2022-03-13

    Revolutionary Guards say barrage aimed at Israeli “strategic center” in Iraq, according to Iranian media. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Sunday, cited by Iranian media, that it had launched a volley of precision missile strikes at “the Zionists’ strategic center of plotting and evil” in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil the night before. The strikes, which came close to a US diplomatic compound, came several days after Israeli air strikes in Syria that, Tehran says, killed two IRGC officers.Revolutionary Guards say barrage aimed at Israeli “strategic center” in Iraq, according to Iranian media. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Sunday, cited by Iranian media, that it had launched a volley of precision missile strikes at “the Zionists’ strategic center of plotting and evil” in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil the night before. The strikes, which came close to a US diplomatic compound, came several days after Israeli air strikes in Syria that, Tehran says, killed two IRGC officers.

  • 2022-03-07

    According to a report by the Israeli news outlet Jerusalem Post from 6 March, Iranian air defense systems, which have been deployed in Syria, are currently active, frustrating Israeli airstrikes and causing the Israeli Air Force (IAF) to constantly alter its strategies. Iranian air defense systems were deployed in 2021 in response to increasing Israeli airstrikes on Syria. The Iranian systems rely on advanced technology that the IAF is not used to, in comparison to the older Russian systems, consisting of various SA models and the Pantsir 1. Russian S-300 and S-400 systems are on Syrian soil, but are operated by the Russian army, not the Syrian army, and have yet to be activated and used.

  • 2022-03-04

    As the Ukraine crisis escalates, it would be naive to claim that the Russian military operation in a former Soviet Republic unfolded without any provocation. Even prominent US foreign policy analysts concede events were driven in great part by Kiev’s dangerous drift toward the western military bloc. But this provocation came less from Kiev than from the US and its NATO allies, which, since 2014, have egged on Ukraine’s confrontational stances toward its Russian neighbor. Today, the world has been split in two: those who support Russia’s military intervention and those who oppose it on a myriad of grounds. Iran’s position on what looks like a precursor to a new Cold War — wherein western powers use Ukraine as a pawn to challenge Russia’s regional dominance — is defined by political pragmatism and strategic interests.

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