• 2023-01-04

    The Cradle speaks with a senior Hezbollah military official in Iraq on the crucial role played by Iran’s late Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani in leading the resistance against ISIS.

  • 2023-01-03

    As the Pentagon shifts focus to China and Russia, CENTCOM’s chief is banking on experimentation with unmanned surveillance and artificial intelligence to offset a smaller US footprint in the Middle East. […] In an auditorium-style conference room at US Central Command (CENTCOM) headquarters, the top general overseeing all American military forces in the Middle East was beaming. Flanked by executives from Microsoft, Google and Blue Origin, US Army Gen. Michael “Erik” Kurilla had just been presented with the best idea he had heard in long time — by a buck sergeant still in his 20s.

  • 2023-01-03

    In his second coming as Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has hit the ground running. The international climate in which he skilfully operated for close to 15 years in two stints as prime minister has changed beyond recognition. Netanyahu’s foreign policy legacy has become listless — principally, the Abraham Accords and Israel’s hugely consequential relationship with Russia, both of which significantly impacted the tough neighbourhood in which he successfully navigated Israel’s core interests. 

  • 2023-01-03

    Why was Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani assassinated by the US? His visit to Venezuela in 2019 may provide some answers.

  • 2023-01-03

    Gatherings to commemorate the Iranian general were held in Iran, Iraq, Syria, and a number of other countries across West Asia and the world

  • 2023-01-02

    Geopolitical interests between the Anglo-American establishment and the Sino-Russian-led axis will clash over the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route. [...] If Europe wishes to survive the coming decades, leadership will have to emerge that shrugs off the imposing pressures of the Anglo-American establishment, which seeks to stop the potential Europe-Russian-Chinese economic cooperation at all costs, even if it means the willful murder of millions of European citizens under an artificial imposition of energy scarcity, food scarcity, and war. Nations of Central Asia and Southwest Asia have felt the burn of transatlantic imperial grand strategy for far too long and increasingly have come to recognize which pathway to the future is befitting their true interests – that of Eurasian integration.

  • 2023-01-02

    Iran’s security forces have identified and dismantled a cell responsible for financing the activities and supplying weapons to the so-called Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) terrorist group, besides laundering the proceeds of the group’s criminal activities. […] The Ministry also warned the countries hosting MKO terrorists, namely Albania, the Netherlands and the UAE, that their presence there would bear no fruit other than illegal and terrorist activities given the criminal records of the terrorists.

  • 2022-12-31

    This carefully researched article by James A. Lucas  documents the more than 20 million lives lost resulting from US led wars, military coups and intelligence ops carried out in the wake of WWII, in what is euphemistically called the “post-war era” (1945- ).The extensive loss of life in Lebanon,  Syria, Yemen, Ukraine and Libya is not included in this study.

  • 2022-12-31

    The curtain is coming down on the brutal 11-year old Syrian conflict, which former US President and Nobel Laureate Barack Obama initiated, as the Arab Spring swept through West Asia two decades ago. The United States has suffered yet another big setback in West Asia as the year 2022 draws to a close. The unfolding Turkish-Syrian reconciliation process under Russian mediation is to be seen as a saga of betrayal and vengeance. 

  • 2022-12-31

    The relationship between Russia and Israel has soured over the war in Ukraine, with Russia warning Israel against weapons deliveries to Ukraine

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