Category Archives: Iran

A Saudi-Iranian Détente and the Bahrain National Dialogue

by Brett Davis. Brett Davis is a U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer. He also runs the blog ClearedHot and occasionally navigates Twitter. He holds an M.A. in International Relations from Northeastern University. His opinions are his own and do not … Continue reading

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Mind the Gap: Airpower in the Asia-Pacific Region

by Paul Pryce. Paul Pryce is a Junior Research Fellow at the Atlantic Council of Canada. With degrees in political science from universities on both sides of the pond, he has previously worked in conflict resolution as a Research Fellow … Continue reading

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Islamic State Alone Won’t Bring Iran, Saudi Arabia Together

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria might have given Iran and Saudi Arabia a common enemy but that alone is unlikely to put a stop to their cold war. Just after the foreign ministers of both countries met in … Continue reading

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ISIS: Here to Stay! – Part 2/3

by Sascha Bruchmann. Sascha Bruchmann studied International Law and International Politics in Germany and in the US. He worked as an analyst, covering the MENA region. A geopolitical analysis of the larger situation in the Middle East reveals that the … Continue reading

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The United States and the Chaotic Middle East

by Dr. Gawdat Bahgat. Dr. Bahgat is professor of National Security Affairs at the National Defense University’s Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Study. He is an Egyptian-born specialist in Middle Eastern policy, particularly Egypt, Iran, and the Gulf … Continue reading

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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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