Sunday 31 January 2016

3 Americans abducted by Shiite militias in Iraq, and the probable U.S. response

January 2016
Political dispute is rising in Baghdad over the fate of the Popular Mobilization Force (PMF), including armed Shiite militias formed under a fatwa issued by Shiite Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani in the summer of 2014 to take on the threat of ISIS.

Saturday 30 January 2016

The Middle East and the Iran Tumor

January 2016
In the past 37 years since the regime in Iran rose to power, I can say that the Middle East has been suffering from an intellectual and political tumor spreading its roots each day. The name of this illness is the terrorism cancer. Unfortunately, Western countries, with the United States leading the pack, have for short-term economic interests allowed this regime spread its influence across the region, especially in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain, Kuwait and others. Parallel to covertly expanding its roots across the Middle East, Iran has been quite busy taking steps towards obtaining nuclear weapons to maybe lift its flag of Islamic empire across the region.

Tuesday 26 January 2016

Iran’s line of defense in Iraq’s Diyala Province

January 2016
If we take a look at Iraq’s provinces bordering Iran we come to realize that Diyala is the only province where Sunnis are in majority, of course not considering the Kurds in the north. Therefore, Iran considers its borders with this province as unsafe and senior regime officials and Quds Force commanders have for years been dreaming of implementing plans of religious cleansing in Diyala. From 2003 to this day this province has always been the target of ethnic cleansing.

Monday 25 January 2016

Iran sanctions relief: stability for the region or more instability?

January 2016
Following the implementation of the nuclear pact between Iran and the United States and European countries, the question is will the Middle East tread towards more stability or further instability?
U.S. President Barack Obama and his nuclear team is currently propagating new and unprecedented measures implemented by the International Atomic Energy Agency to be assured of the Iranian regime not violating the agreements made and becoming certain Iran’s nuclear program will not seek military objectives. They also portray an image as if such monitoring measures have never been adopted to this day.

Sunday 24 January 2016

Iran-backed Shiite militias’ defeats in Syria and the sectarian war in Iraq

January 2016
Prior to the Tikrit operations in Iraq, the Iranian regime attempted to strengthen the structure of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and weaken the Iraqi army to impose its military hegemony in Iraq. The failure of the Quds Force’s military plans in Iraq that led to the PMF being set aside in future operations, the death and wounding of most senior Quds Force commanders in Iraq and Syria, and the formation of the international coalition against ISIS led to the Iranian regime’s decreasing military role in Iraq. The Shiite militias were becoming in Iraq hated more and more by the day, and in line with Iran’s objectives they resorted to sectarian warfare. The high number of Shiite militia casualties in Syria alongside Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) brought major disputes amongst Shiite militias in a way that they no longer have any motive to remain in Syria and they have now resorted to sectarian wars in Iraq.

Friday 22 January 2016

Iran embassy diplomats in service of terrorism

January 2016
A court order issued against the Abdali terror group has shown that a number of Iranian embassy diplomats in Kuwait have been supporting the members of this cell through providing training and financial aid, along with coordination between the cell members.

Wednesday 20 January 2016

Iran’s meddling in Arab states

January 2016
As Russia entered the war in Syria based on requests made by Iran, senior Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and Quds Force commanders and even officials in Khamenei’s office launched measures to occupy the strategic city of Aleppo. In their meetings they said this operation is a matter of dignity for the Iranian regime and they must take over Aleppo at all costs. For this campaign Iran placed a large amount of financial and human resources.

Tuesday 19 January 2016

Iran’s quagmire following Saudi embassy attack

January 2016
Iran actually received a major blow in the attack against the Saudi embassy in Tehran by the Revolutionary Guards and Bassij militia forces. This crises has led to escalating tensions between the two factions pinning Rafsanjani-Rouhani in one corner, against Khamenei in the other. Both sides are blaming the other for the establishment’s dead-ends.

Monday 18 January 2016

Iran witnessing major brain drain dilemma

January 2016
Iran has the highest ranking statistics in brain drain and is ranked first in the world in this regard, according to an International Monetary Fund report. Those leaving the country are college students, academicians, engineers, physicians, university professors and sons and daughters of former government officials who are forced to leave the country seeking a better life. Some reports also indicate when Iran was ruled by the Pahlavi dynasty the number of Iranians departing the country did not surpass the 50,000 mark.

Sunday 17 January 2016

Iran’s grave miscalculations in attacking Saudi Embassy

January 2016
The consequences of the attack staged against the Saudi Embassy in Tehran were very quick and heavy, followed by a long a list of reactions from Iranian regime’s officials top to bottom. These reactions, were a mixture of awe, outright fear and expressing how terrified they were, and as always, deceitful remarks all resembling the regime’s all-out regret for such actions.

Saturday 16 January 2016

Theft and abductions by Shiite militias in Iraq

January 2016
Following the organized crimes committed by Shiite militias in Salahadin Province of Iraq against local Sunnis in cities liberated from ISIS occupation, the U.S. banned the al-Abadi government from allowing their participation in the liberation of cities in Anbar Province. The reason is that Shiite militants supported by the Iranian regime’s Quds Force are gangs of criminals that carry out their measures based on Quds Force demands Iraq. The most important of these objectives is to spread sectarianism and insecurity in Sunni provinces. Ten months after the liberation of cities in Salahadin Province the locals are still unable to return to their homes.

Wednesday 13 January 2016

Attacking embassies, common method used by Iranian regime

January 2016
The intense and severe response by the Saudi government to the attack staged by the “mullahs’ club-wielders” against the Saudi embassy in Tehran and consulate in Mashhad (northeast Iran) has topped media reports regarding the region and the entire globe; especially since Bahrain, Sudan and Djibouti immediately severed their relations with Tehran in solidarity with the Saudis, and the United Arab Emirates degraded its diplomatic relations with Iran to charge d’affaires. Kuwait has followed in line and summoned its ambassador to Tehran. Subsequently, the United Nations Security Council condemned the Iranian regime for the attack against the Saudi Embassy, calling on Tehran to protect diplomats and embassy properties.

What is the biggest threat facing the world & the region in 2016?

January 2016
Analyzing the events of 2015 and placing a magnifying glass on all angles of these developments, we aim to assess the largest regional threat in the Middle East, and as a result, the entire world.

Tuesday 12 January 2016

Iran terrified of Saudi-Turkey Strategic Cooperation Council

January 2016
These days we are seeing a news-analysis approach adopted by official Iranian websites and newspapers against the Saudi-Turkey Strategic Cooperation Council. Concerned and calculated in their official remarks, yet terrified in their unofficial remarks. What does such a reaction represent?

Why is the Iraqi government oppossed the Saudi-led 35 state coalition?

January 2016
A difference of opinion between political circles in the Iraqi government led by Haider al-Abadi continues has expanded. These viewpoints are increasingly polarizing regarding perspectives of the main parliamentary faction members on Baghdad’s official position on the Saudi-led anti-terrorism Islamic coalition.

Monday 11 January 2016

A new Middle East needed to destroy terrorism

January 2016
Despite the talk about coordination between Russia and Israel over Syria, experts have raised questions about the future of cooperation between Moscow and Tehran in this country, especially considering the expansion of Russia’s military presence in Syria that is looking to be more and more similar to a permanent presence. Dispatching reinforcements by Moscow – including the highly advanced S400 anti-air missile system following the explosive situation between Russia and Turkey – was one such move. These state-of-the-art missile systems will be sued for other purposes far from anything related to the war against ISIS, with a no-fly zone imposed against Turkish fighter jets topping the list. As long as Washington and Moscow fail to coordinate their measures in Syria, these reinforcements will make the mission for the U.S.-led international coalition in Syria far more complicated.

Thursday 7 January 2016

Iran Quds Force dispatching Iraqi militias to Syria

January 2016
Iran has heavily invested in maintaining the Assad regime in power in Syria, and it appears that the overthrow of Bashar Assad is evaluated as a prelude to its own downfall.

Monday 4 January 2016

What is Iran’s objective in developing its ballistic missile program?

December 2015
There are many question marks about the Iranian regime’s military might, what are the regime’s true missile capabilities, and should it truly be considered an imminent threat, or are they merely small talk and saber-rattling. In this text we will be reviewing this very issue:

Sunday 3 January 2016

Why is the fall of Assad a redline for Iran?

The Iranian regime is engaged in many issues and has a hand in many conflicts. It is a regime that instigates many seditions and turmoil. Yet it is now faced with many difficult options and it chooses to tackle them is decisive for its future. The drop of its influence is a sign of falling era.
There is a strategic reality that is the outcome of the war in Syria that has today turned into an international conflict.