Category Archives: Iran

Rockets and Iron Dome, the Case of Lebanon

  by Jassem Al Salami. The 2014 Gaza conflict marks a new breaking point in Israel-Palestine balance of power. From 1982 when Palestinian militia started to fire rockets from southern Lebanon toward northern Israel up until today cheap rockets have … Continue reading

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Energierevolution aus der Wüste

von Seka Smith. Seka Smith ist Politikwissenschaftlerin, lebt in Berlin und arbeitet im Politikbereich. Für Offiziere.ch schreibt sie unter Pseudonym. Eine Initiative von vornehmlich deutschen Unternehmen will die Strombranche revolutionieren. Der Name:Desertec – das Ziel: die Einspeisung von “Wüstenstrom” aus Nordafrika und dem Nahen … Continue reading

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Iran Rushes Into Iraq, But Can Barely Afford to Fight in Syria

by Robert Beckhusen. Robert Beckhusen is a freelance writer who contributes regularly at War is Boring. He’s also written for publications including C4ISR Journal, Wired, The Daily Beast and World Politics Review. You can follow him on Twitter. Fighters from the hard-line Islamic State of Iraq and … Continue reading

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Rational Actors Don’t Always Make the Decisions We Would

When countries act in ways Westerners find confusing, it’s easy to regard their behavior as irrational. Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear capacity and Russia’s recent invasion and annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea are cases in point. Both have incurred high costs … Continue reading

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Satellite Imagery Confirms Iran’s Fifth Moudge Class

By Chris B. Iran is in the process of starting another Moudge class vessel, its fifth in the series, despite making little progress fitting out the Sahand — another Moudge class launched at Bander Abbas in September 2012. In spite … Continue reading

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Sea Control 19 – Rouhani, Nukes, and Iran

Behnam Ben Taleblu is an Iran research analyst at Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the guest of the 19th edition of “Sea Control”. He speaks about the new Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, Iranians historical role, its institutions and the … Continue reading

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Iran’s Mass Production of Ghadir Coastal Submarines

By Chris B. Iran’s mass production of the Ghadir class submarine continues to support Iran’s focus on indigenous development of defense equipment as well as bolster Iran’s asymmetric naval strategy. Let’s face it, Iran’s naval vessels are no match for their … Continue reading

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Vergesst Iran! Die wahre Niederlage des Westens läuft gerade in Asien

von Felix F. Seidler. Felix F. Seidler ist freier Mitarbeiter am Institut für Sicherheitspolitik an der Universität in Kiel und Administrator von Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik. Dieser Artikel wurde dort als erstes veröffentlicht. Nach Syrien zeigt der Westen an zwei geopolitischen Hotspots … Continue reading

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Remote-control warfare – a new report by Open Briefing

by Rob O’Gorman and Chris Abbott / Open Briefing The introduction and development of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs) by an increasing number of countries is creating both new opportunities and complex challenges. From an … Continue reading

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RUSI – Iran’s 2013 Presidential Candidates: Change ahead?

On Friday, 14 June 2013, the eleventh Iranian President election is scheduled. The incumbent President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is limited to two terms under the current Iranian constitution and cannot participate in the election. This may open the opportunity for a … Continue reading

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