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7th October 2015 – Quoted by Joe Perticone - IJ Review

Strike On Afghan Hospital Called a ‘War Crime.’ Now a US General Has His Say…

The air strike on a hospital in Afghanistan that claimed the lives of multiple civilians has brought the war-torn nation back into the headlines, but the strike “does not constitute a war crime,” according to a military research analyst. more...

4th June 2015 – Quoted by Jeremy Bender - Business Insider

Here’s Why Russia Selling S-300 Advanced Missile Systems to Iran is Such a Big Deal

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Russia has publicly announced that it is willing to sell Iran one of the world's most advanced air defense systems. And that poses the potential of radically altering the balance of power in the Middle East. more...

28th April 2015 – Quoted by Yochanan Visser - Western Journalism

U.S. Navy Was Obligated To Prevent Iranian Agression Against Marshall Islands Vessel

Today, Iran seized a cargo vessel in international waters in the Strait of Hormuz. more...

28th April 2015 – Quoted by The Tower

U.S. Navy Dispatches Vessels After Iran Seizes Allied Cargo Ship

A ship traveling in international waters, owned by a company with significant ties to the U.S. government and flagged to the U.S.-protected Marshall Islands, was diverted under fire by Iranian naval forces to the port of Bandar Abbas. more...

9th March 2015 – Quoted by Maggie Ybarra - The Washington Times

Jordan Expands Islamic State Bombing Raids Into Iraq After Pilot Burning Death

Jordan has expanded its bombing raids against Islamic State militants from Syria to neighboring Iraq, adding another dynamic to a U.S.-led multinational military operation intent on defeating the extremist group. more...

27th October 2014 – Quoted by Armin Rosen, Jeremy Bender, Amanda Macias - Business Insider

The Most Powerful Militaries In The Middle East

The balance of power in the Middle East is in disarray: A three-year civil war has torn apart Syria and opened up a vacuum for the rise of the Islamic State group; Sunni powers led by Saudi Arabia continue to face off against Shi'ite powers led by Iran; other countries are reeling from uprisings in the Arab Spring; and foreign powers are all taking sides. more...

17th July 2014 – Quoted by Foreign Policy

What We Know So Far About the Passenger Jet Shot Down in Ukraine

Crucially, the Ukrainian armed forces also have the Buk missile system, which gives Russia and its proxies a measure of plausible deniability if it is confirmed that a Buk was... more...

10th July 2014 – Quoted by Alastair Jamieson - NBC News

Hamas Firing China-Designed, Syria-Made M-302 Rockets: Israel

Smuggled Syrian-made rockets based on a Chinese design have boosted Hamas' 10,000-strong arsenal which is dominated by crude homemade devices, officials and experts say. more...

9th July 2014 – Cited by Simon Engler - Foreign Policy

Hamas’s New Rocket Is Inaccurate. It’s Also a Serious Upgrade.

Late on Tuesday, a rocket landed near the Israeli city of Hadera, nearly 70 miles north of its Gaza Strip launch site. more...

8th April 2014 – Quoted by Eli Lake, The Daily Beast

Russia’s Ace in the Hole: a Super-Missile It Can Sell to Iran

Mark Dubowitz

Tensions between Russia and the West are hitting a new peak. And in this face-off, Moscow has an extraordinary piece of leverage: a... more...

27th February 2014 – Quoted by Eric Auner, World Politics Review

Russian Arms Talks Underscore Uncertainty of Egypt-U.S. Ties

Jonathan Schanzer

Last November, the United States suspended aid and arms transfers to Egypt in reaction to the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi. In contrast, earlier this month, Russian... more...