Iraq

Iraq: In-Depth Reports

The Battle for Mosul and Its Aftermath

Who are the actors and why Turkey may not follow the script Read More »

The Islamic State – the Beginning of the End

The shrinking Caliphate in Iraq, Syria and beyond Read More »

Earthquakes of the Middle East

Shifting magma changes the entire landscape Read More »

Implications of the Fall of Key Syrian and Iraqi Cities to ISIS

Shiite-Sunni battles are changing the map of the Middle East Read More »

Iran Seeks a Foothold in Iraq’s Sunni Anbar Province

“What is occurring in Iraq is actually a Persian conquest” Read More »

Iran Takes Over Iraq

General David Petraeus is the best known top American officer from the Iraq War. There are only a few in the U.S. who know more about internal developments in Iraq than he does. Read More »

North African Fighters in the Syrian and Iraqi Conflict: The Reality and Implications

Jihadist fighters return from the wars to destabilize Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. Read More »

The Structure of the Islamic State (ISIS)

ISIS is much more than a terrorist organization; it is a terrorist state with almost all governing elements. Read More »

The Islamic State Ends the Centuries-Old Christian Presence in Mosul, Iraq

July 19, 2014 will go down as just another day in the calendar of humanity, characterized by many wars and events worldwide. However, that day should become a day of remembrance for Christianity in the Middle East. It is the […] Read More »

What Does an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq Mean?

As a new regional reality emerges in the Middle East, Israel faces new and more complex security challenges than in the past. These threats sharply focus the issue of defensible borders west of the Jordan River. Read More »

Is the Fall of Mosul in Iraq to the Jihadists a “Game Changer”?

The radical group, the “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS),” has scored a huge achievement with the capture of Mosul, Iraq’s second biggest city with over 1.5 million inhabitants, and areas of the Kirkuk oil producing province.1 By controlling […] Read More »

What Might Be Expected in Monitoring Syria: Lessons from Past Middle East Weapons Inspections

Past attempts to control the weapons of mass destruction (WMD) of rogue regimes in the Middle East have faced problems. Read More »

Have the Fundamentals of Israel’s Strategic Environment Inextricably Changed?

Iraq, 210 miles from Israel, is planning to modernize its ground forces with new armored and mechanized formations. Read More »

The Kurdish Awakening in Syria: Could It Lead to Regional War?

A “Greater Kurdistan” is no longer a remote possibility. Read More »

Lessons for Israel from Captured Iraqi Nuclear Documents

But if the purpose of nuclear weapons in the hands of Israel’s enemies is to make it safe for them to return to the era of conventional wars, then Israel must make sure that it guarantees that at the end of the day it must not be forced to concede its most vital territorial assets based on the unfounded notion that they no longer matter in the nuclear era. Read More »