• 2023-01-08

    The bipartisan consensus in the Beltway on the United States being    the ‘indispensable’ world power is usually attributed to the neocons who have been the driving force of the US foreign and security policy in both Democratic and Republican administrations through the decades since the 1970s. The op-end in the Washington Post on Saturday titled Time is not on Ukraine’s side, coauthored by Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State under a Republican president George W. Bush, and Robert Gates, under both Bush and his successor Barack Obama from the Democratic Party, highlights this paradigm.

  • 2023-01-07

    As the UAE tries to join Russia in mediating between Ankara and Damascus, the US is looking to establish a middle ground between Turkiye and the SDF in hopes of preventing normalization with Syria

  • 2023-01-07

    2023 starts with collective NATO in Absolutely Freak Out Mode as Russian Defense Minister Shoigu announces that Russian Navy frigate Admiral Gorshkov is now on tour – complete with a set of Mr. Zircon’s hypersonic business cards. The business tour will encompass the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean, and of course include the Mediterranean, the Roman Empire’s former Mare Nostrum. Mr. Zircon on the prowl has absolutely nothing to do with the war in Ukraine: it’s a sign of what happens next when it comes to frying much bigger fishes than a bunch of Kiev psychos.

  • 2023-01-07

    A report published in The National Interest suggests that Iran's purchase of Russian Su-35s would make Iranian airspace a more pernicious place to operate for enemies.

  • 2023-01-06

    The Treasury Department announced designations on six executives and board members with Qods Aviation Industries. [...] The Treasury Department announced designations on six executives and board members at Qods Aviation Industries (QAI), a previously sanctioned Iranian defense manufacturer also known as Light Airplanes Design and Manufacturing Industries. QAI has reportedly worked with Iran’s Defense Ministry and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on aviation and air defense-related projects, including the manufacture of Mohajer-6 drones.

  • 2023-01-05

    (The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington) Drone exports and cooperation with Russia are part of a quid pro quo strategy that could provide a much-coveted boost to Iranian air defense and military hardware.

  • 2023-01-05

    In mid-December, Turkish President R.T. Erdoğan, returning from a trip to Turkmenistan, sent a clear signal that the Syrian conflict could be resolved within the Syria-Turkey-Russia trio. For this, the Turkish leader suggested, representatives of the intelligence organizations of the three countries and the defense ministers should meet first, and then the foreign ministers. The three leaders will then be able to meet to resolve the Syrian crisis, the refugee issue and work out joint efforts against terrorist organizations.

  • 2023-01-05

    In late December last year, Pakistan’s Balochistan province, which covers 45% of the country’s desert and sparsely populated area, suffered three terrorist attacks in less than two days. The most damaging of these was an improvised explosive device that blew up an army convoy in the eastern Kohlu district of the province on December 25. As a result, five servicemen, including the convoy commander, were killed and six wounded.

  • 2023-01-04

    United States Central Command confirmed Wednesday that a pair of rockets targeted US coalition forces at a military base sitting on top of the country’s biggest gas field.

  • 2023-01-04

    Between the riots in Iran, the war in Ukraine, and the talks to revive the JCPOA, Iran has certainly had a busy year. Perhaps it would be good for us to look over the year from an eagle's eye view so that we can get a feel of how 2023 might play out in Iran.

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