Iran

The fundamentalist rulers of Iran are confident that their goal of establishing a coalition of Shia countries and regions under their control is nearing fruition.

Journal Article | November 8, 2017 12:40 AM | Comments(1)

To date, the United States and its allies have failed to fully integrate their capabilities to counter Iran’s actions which threaten global stability.

Diversionary war theory generally denotes attention to troubled leadership that may juxtapose domestic quandaries with instigation or enjoining forces to external crises.

Journal Article | September 8, 2017 11:52 PM | Comments(1)

A complex proxy war between Iran and the US/Saudi coalition. Iran directly supports the Houthis and via its proxy Hezbollah. The US provides support to Saudi Arabia in its operations in Yemen.

What makes these elections interesting is that Iran is not a one-man dictatorship.  The fundamentalist regime that rules Iran is an oligarchy.

Journal Article | April 17, 2017 04:10 AM | Comments(5)

Iran and Saudi Arabia are both exporters of extremism that fuels kinetic terrorist attacks. These countries are uniquely dangerous.

Editors and foreign policy pundits Joseph Humire and Ilan Berman contend that Iran is leveraging the anti-U.S. sentiment of several leftist countries in the region.

Journal Article | January 18, 2017 05:32 AM | Comments(1)

The death of Ayatollah Ali Akbar Rafsanjani on January 8 will dramatically change Iranian politics.  He was one of the handful of the architects of the fundamentalist system in Iran.

Journal Article | June 21, 2013 01:25 AM | Comments(4)

Part One of this series covered conflicts in Asia that the U.S. military must consider as it turns its focus toward the future. Part Two will investigate two conflicts in the Middle East.

Journal Article | April 15, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(2)

Chavista strategists have decided its best course of action is to run Chavez for president for a fifth time, only this time by proxy.

Journal Article | April 11, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(2)

One consistently wrong—but always convenient—prediction has been the improbability of ground wars and the declining utility of ground forces.

Journal Article | March 29, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(6)

What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in the Middle East and South Asia spreads to the world.

Israel’s defenses against rockets and ballistic missiles provide important strategic benefits to the state, and they may change the face of Middle Eastern warfare in the future.

Expect no major changes other than possibly some moderation in positions.

Dr. Kevin Woods and his colleague Williamson Murray have brought to life the Iraqi perspective on various conflicts, ranging from Operation Desert Storm to their latest work on the Iran-Iraq War.

Journal Article | November 29, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments(2)

There are some issues that are too important to remain unsolved.

Journal Article | November 6, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(2)

Iran’s endeavours are concentrated on projects which make little sense for purely civilian usage.

Journal Article | November 1, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(2)

In the final part of this series, Iraq expert Kirk Sowell shines a light on the country's murky foreign policy.

Journal Article | October 22, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments(1)

Regional proxy wars between Iran and the Arab Gulf are using Lebanon as their figurative prostitute.

Journal Article | October 4, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(3)

The subject of Israel’s relations with Iraq does not make for headline news. If Israel attacks Iran, that could quickly change...

Journal Article | October 3, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments(1)

As some try to connect the dots of recent events, is there an Iranian role in what appears to be Stage 2 of the Arab Spring?

Journal Article | September 12, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(3)

 “We’ve won the war,” General Dan Halutz boasted.

Journal Article | September 11, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(4)

What began as an Israeli air campaign rapidly evolved into an extensive ground war of bloody house-to-house battles that the Israelis were ill prepared to wage. 

Journal Article | September 10, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(1)

Iranian inroads in Africa present a potential new front in the Iranian-US cold war.

Journal Article | September 7, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(2)

An autocratic Iraq will probably be happier doing more business with China and Russia. But the idea of a Sino-Russian strategy in the Middle East is far from simple.