Iran’s New Defense Minister: Behind the 1983 Attack on the U.S. Marine Corps Barracks in BeirutBrig. Gen. Hossein Dehghan is the new Iranian defense minister.
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Hostile Iranian Messages on Eve of Rouhani's UN Visit
Vol. 13, No. 26 24 September 2013 With Iranian President Rouhani speaking at the UN in New York, it is useful to see the messages coming out of Tehran from an annual military parade held on Sept. 22, 2013. Significantly, […]
The Geneva Agreement: The Devil Is in the Wider Picture
It is easy to reduce any analysis of the Geneva agreement to the number of centrifuges Iran will still have and the levels of enrichment that are permitted.
The Sources of Iranian Negotiating Behavior
This analysis identifies patterns exhibited by the Iranian government and the Iranian people since ancient times. Most importantly,
Abuse of the Media by Palestinian Propaganda
In the struggle for hearts and minds, imagery is more compelling than dry, defensive arguments.
Passport Control: An Examination of U.S. Policy on Jerusalem
Designation of place of birth on passports is neither tantamount to the establishment of foreign policy nor to its implementation
The European Union – Blatant Prejudice
The unprecedented and hostile EU fixation with Israel and its settlements is based on deliberately misleading and flawed legal and political assumptions.
Iran’s Plans to Take Over Syria
Iran sees the civil war in Syria as a war of survival against a radical Sunni uprising that views Iran and the Shiites as infidels to be annihilated.
The Kurdish Awakening in Syria
A "Greater Kurdistan" is no longer a remote possibility.
The Fundamentals of Israel's Strategic Environment
Iraq, 210 miles from Israel, is planning to modernize its ground forces with new armored and mechanized formations.
Syria: Lessons from Past Weapons Inspections
Past attempts to control the weapons of mass destruction (WMD) of rogue regimes in the Middle East have faced problems.
Israel’s detractors manipulate international law to invent rules that are applied only to Israel and not to other states.
Egyptian Emigres in the Levant
A Hamas leader made the surprising claim that a large part of the Palestinian Arabs are not indigenous to this area but rather immigrated from surrounding countries.
Understanding the Iranian Nuclear Challenge
If negotiations only halt one aspect of the Iranian nuclear effort while letting the other parts of the program go forward, the world will still face an Iranian challenge in the years ahead.
The Geopolitics of Israel’s Offshore Gas Reserves
The flow of natural gas from Israel’s Tamar reservoir in the Mediterranean to the Ashdod reception facility was inaugurated on March 30, 2013, ushering in a new era in Israel’s energy sector.
The Al-Dura Affair and Its Implications for France
The report of Israel’s governmental inquiry committee on the al-Dura affair should be taught in journalism schools throughout the world.
Understanding Israeli Interests in the E1 Area
The Israeli building program known as E1 (East-1), situated between Jerusalem and Maale Adumim, has been on the Israeli and world agenda for twenty years. It is subject to a severe Israeli-Palestinian dispute and prompts strong international opposition.