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After Iran- Are Arab Nuclear Efforts Underway?

One of the greatest risks associated with Iran’s determined drive to acquire a nuclear weapons capability is that it will spark further nuclear proliferation in the region. According to recent reports, six new states in the Middle East are already considering developing nuclear programs....

Israel’s Nuclear Ambiguity Challenged?

Israel's policy of ambiguity over its nuclear capabilities appears to have taken a surprising step toward unprecedented clarity following an, apparently unprepared and even unintentional statement made by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in an interview on a German news channel. Olmert said that Israel...

The Golan Heights- remain a vital strategic asset for Israel

Only a number of days after the UN passed a resolution calling Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem illegal, former US secretary of state James Baker demands Israel leave the Golan Heights. It appears, from the report, that the Golan Heights are being used by the...

Will Ahmadinejad’s term be cut short?

The Iranian parliament voted last sunday to unite the presidential elections with the upcoming parliamentary ones, this according to the official Iranian news agency. The proposal, which passed with a surprising 80 percent majority, may cut the term of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by 18...

Western Iraq – becoming Al Qaeda’s Safe Haven?

On his way to his summit meeting between Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki and King Abdallah II in Amman, last week, President Bush declined to classify the Iraq crisis as a civil war and blamed Al Qaeda for the deterioration. The following day, US media...

Basrah First Stop in “Shiite Crescent”

Middle East Intelligence analysts have noticed the latest trend of hostile activities in southern Iraq, showing a marked increase in attacks on British forces. These culminated last May with the high-profile downing of the RAF Lynx helicopter in downtown Basrah city and especially the...

The Merits of a Four-Tank Platoon in Urban Combat

Start < Page 6 of 6 > In most modern armies, the standard post WWII five tank platoon organization has been changed to either four or three vehicles per platoon/troop. The original concept behind the five tank platoon was to have two separate fire and movement sections,...

Iran’s Point Defense Upgraded

Russia has signed a deal with Iran to sell 29 of its TOR M-1 Anti-Aircraft/Anti-Missile systems, a development that will complicate any planned pre-emptive attack on the rogue nation's nuclear facilities. Russian officials claim the Tor system is "a weapon of defense" and does not...

Post Arafat: Two Palestine Entities?

Barely two days after Yasser Arafat was buried, under the chaotic circumstances in his Ramallah Mukhata fortress, some forty gunmen, belonging to his loyal Al Aqsa Martyrs' brigades ( renamed after his death to Arafat's Martyr's brigades), rushed into a mourning tent in Gaza...

Iran’s National Deterrent: Weapons of Mass Destruction Program

Biological Warfare Changes in the Strategic Environment Three primary factors have influenced Iran's post 9/11 strategic posture: - Increased US military involvement on two of Iran's immediate border regions: Afghanistan and Iraq. - growing international pressure over Iran's nuclear weapons efforts after Operation Iraqi Freedom. - increasing domestic unrest over internal...

Syrian Ballistic Missile Arsenal

The reasons behind the volley of rebukes against Bashar Assad, by the US administration are based, not only on Damascus becoming a haven to Iraqi top official refugees, but on solid intelligence, which focuses on Syria's missile and chemical warfare arsenal. Although this information is...

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