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7th March 2014 - Forbes

The Amazing Coincidences of Iran’s Javad Zarif

Claudia Rosett

On Wednesday, in the Red Sea, Israeli commandos intercepted a freighter carrying a secret cargo of munitions loaded in Iran and hidden under bags of cement.

7th March 2014 - The Weekly Standard

A Baleful Peace Process

Reuel Marc Gerecht

To be outrageously iconoclastic among the Washington foreign-policy crowd is easy: Just suggest that the Israeli-Arab peace process is not merely pointless but...

6th March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Head of al Qaeda ‘Victory Committee’ in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

Not long after Ayman al Zawahiri's chief representative in Syria, Abu Khalid al Suri, was killed in late February, a prominent online jihadist known as Sanafi al Nasr...

6th March 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

The Syrian “M-302” Rockets Intercepted on the Red Sea

Patrick Megahan

Early Wednesday morning, a special operations unit of the Israeli Navy conducted what appears to be a long-planned boarding operation of a Panamanian-flagged...

6th March 2014 - Al Arabiya

Frustration with Qatar Adds to GCC Security Dispute

David Andrew Weinberg

In a striking new development, the governments of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday said they were withdrawing their ambassadors...

5th March 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill al Qaeda Operative Who Fought in Iraq

Bill Roggio

Today the US launched the second drone strike in Yemen in three days. The strike, which took place in northern Yemen, killed a jihadist who

5th March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Israeli Navy Intercepts Iranian Weapons Shipment Headed for Gaza

David Barnett

Israeli forces this morning intercepted a Panamian-flagged cargo vessel near Port Sudan in the Red Sea. The vessel, identified as the Klos-C,

5th March 2014 - The Wall Street Journal

Congress Can Play a Vital Role in the Iran Talks

David B. Rivkin

The Obama administration on Feb. 20 began negotiations for a permanent deal to stop Iran's nuclear-weapons program. There are reasons to worry about where...

5th March 2014 - The Washington Times

New World Disorder

Clifford D. May

Count me among those — a dwindling minority, I’m afraid — who think that politics should end at the water’s edge. No one, Republican or Democrat, ought to take...

4th March 2014 - The Long War Journal

ISIS Suicide Assault Team Strikes Government Complex in Samarra

Bill Roggio

An Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham suicide assault team dressed in Iraqi military uniforms stormed a government complex in the city of Samarra

3rd March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Ahrar-ul-Hind Suicide Assault Team Attacks Courthouse in Islamabad

Bill Roggio

The newly formed Ahrar-ul-Hind claimed credit for a suicide assault today at a courthouse that killed a judge and 10 other people in Pakistan's

3rd March 2014 - National Review Online

College Campus Gives Iran Nuke Thug Hero’s Welcome

Claudia Rosett

Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister and chief nuclear negotiator, did not take questions from the international press while in Vienna last month for nuclear talks.

3rd March 2014 - The Canadian Jewish News

Beyond Nuclear: The Threat of Iranian Terrorism

Sheryl Saperia

Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program have dominated headlines worldwide. With the debate inundated with references to break-out times, heavy-water plants...

3rd March 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Kills 3 AQAP Operatives in Yemen Drone Strike

Bill Roggio

The US killed three al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a drone strike in Yemen today. The strike is the first recorded in Yemen in more than five weeks.

1st March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Announce Ceasefire with Government

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan announced that it would implement a ceasefire lasting one month in order to continue to

27th February 2014 - The Long War Journal

Ansar al Sharia Tunisia Deputy Leader Reportedly in Syria

Bill Roggio

The deputy emir of Ansar al Sharia Tunisia is reported to have left his home country and traveled to Syria to wage jihad alongside the Islamic

27th February 2014 - NOW

The Latest Iraqi-Syrian Rivalry

Tony Badran

On Monday, Abu Muhammad al-Jawlani, the leader of the Syrian jihadist group Jabhat al-Nusra, issued an ultimatum to the other main jihadist group in Syria, the...

27th February 2014 - Politico

The Frenemy

Jonathan Schanzer

When Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visited Qatar in December, he met with Qatar’s emir and other senior officials and took time to tour the high-tech Combined...

26th February 2014 - The Long War Journal

Syrian Troops, Hezbollah Fighters Kill Foreign Jihadists in Ambush

Bill Roggio

The Syrian military and its ally Hezbollah killed more than 170 Islamists from the Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, al Qaeda's branch

26th February 2014 - Fox News

German Paper Ripped for ‘Anti-Semitic’ Caricature of Facebook’s Zuckerberg

Benjamin Weinthal

A caricature of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in Germany’s largest broadsheet newspaper shows anti-Semitism reminiscent of the Nazi propaganda, say critics.


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