Category Archives: Iran

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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49. Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz (2/2)

Zwischen dem 1. und dem 3. Februar 2012 fand die 49. Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz statt. In einem zweiteiligen Artikel werden die interessantesten Panels und Diskussionen der Konferenz beleuchtet. Im ersten Teil geht es nebst der Eröffnungsrede durch den deutschen Verteidigungsminister, Thomas … Continue reading

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China Upgrades Iranian Jets

by DAVID AXE If Iran and the U.S. ever come to blows over Tehran’s nuclear program, U.S. warplanes could face an Iranian aerial arsenal that, while old, has been heavily upgraded. China is helping Iran add new sensors and weapons … Continue reading

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Israel’s Red Line

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