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10th January 2016 – Quoted by Armin Rosen - Business Insider

How Saudi Arabia ‘Pulled a Proxy Out From Under Iran’s Wing’

Jonathan Schanzer

The latest round of tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia is unsettling what little is left of the Middle East's regional order. more...

7th May 2015 – Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon - The Jerusalem Post

Does Reported Strike on Khartoum Reveal Sudan’s Secret Iran Dealings?

Jonathan Schanzer

The reported Israeli drone strike on Sudan Tuesday may have revealed the extent of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir’s double gaming – playing nice with the Gulf states by joining the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen while at the same time quietly cooperating with Tehran and serving as a weapons smuggling hub. more...

1st August 2013 – Quoted by Armin Rosen, The Tower

Desperate For Allies and Secret Assets, Iran Penetrates Africa

Mark Dubowitz

On the night of October 23, 2012, a military facility in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum erupted in a massive explosion. Video of the burning Yarmouk... more...

21st November 2012 – Quoted by Adam Kredo, The Washington Free Beacon

A Sudan Surprise

Jonathan Schanzer

Sudan has played a key role in arming Hamas militants with sophisticated Iranian-made rockets, experts said. The Israeli Defense Forces’ (IDF) principal objective in Gaza is to rid Palestinian terrorists... more...

19th November 2012 – Quoted by Jennifer Griffin, Fox News

Are Gaza Strikes a Dress Rehearsal for Potential Israeli Assault on Iran?

Jonathan Schanzer

Israel may be targeting more than Hamas as it escalates its bombing campaign in Gaza and tries to eliminate the threat of increasingly lethal stockpiled rockets. Israel's real target may be Iran. more...

24th October 2012 – Cited by Palash R. Ghosh, International Business Times

Sudan Blames Israel For Arms Depot Attack

Jonathan Schanzer

The Sudanese government has accused Israel of blowing up an arms factory overnight in the capital city of Khartoum. According to Reuters, the facility was attacked by four military planes... more...

8th October 2012 – Cited by Carl Wege, Perspectives on Terrorism

Hizballah in Africa

Jonathan Schanzer

Sudan, ruled by Omar Hassan al-Bashir, has become a safe haven for some wanted Middle Eastern terrorists, allowing some of them to rejoin the struggle by gong from Khartoum first to Iran... more...

13th June 2012 – Quoted by Zach Noble, Washington Free Beacon

Iran, North Korea, Sudan Rack Up Millions By Trading UN Carbon Credits

The U.N. is funneling millions of dollars worth of tradable carbon credits to corrupt nations worldwide, including Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Uzbekistan in an attempt to encourage clean energy projects in the developing world. more...


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15th October 2012 - 10:15 PM

Is Al-Qaeda Dead? An Experts Debate

In Collaboration with the New America Foundation

While some counterterrorism analysts and officials say that U.S. military efforts over the past 11 years have resulted in the defeat of al-Qaeda, others argue that the terrorist organization is more durable than that. The successes won by the CIA drone program in Pakistan’s tribal regions and the symbolic killing of Osama bin Laden might be tempered by the growing strength of al-Qaeda's affiliates in countries such as Yemen, Somalia, and Libya. On the other hand, many point out that al-Qaeda has failed to carry out a large-scale terrorist attack in the United States since 9/11.