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Eurasia Security Watch - No. 341
Bulletins - July 1, 2015
 

ISIS imposes fuel blockade;
Bahrain seizes explosives bound for Saudi Arabia;
Libya's Tripoli forces hit ISIS;
Turkey warns U.S. about Kurdish advances in Syria;
Yemeni rebels persist

 

 
Missile Defense Briefing Report - No. 337
Bulletins - June 23, 2015
 

 

Missile defense for the Gulf;
Ukraine seeks BMD as a hedge against Russia;
In the Army, a focus on integration;
Beijing, Moscow make missile moves

 

 

 
Eurasia Security Watch - No. 339
Bulletins - June 11, 2015
 

Egypt's leader tries to rule as a one-man show after a year in office;
Georgia's leader warns of Russian expansion;
Libyan gains may offer ISIS a base for new attacks;
Turkey's new parliament features four key parties;
Trove seized in Syria opens window on ISIS

 

 

 
Global Islamism Monitor - No. 6
Bulletins - June 5, 2015
 

Hard times for the PIJ;
Western strategy against the Islamic State: More of the same;
Turkey changes tack;
A Balkan anti-Islamism effort;
ISIS takes aim at the Taliban...;
...While the rift with Al-Nusra deepens

 
Turkey Key To Stopping Flow Of ISIL Recruits
Articles - June 3, 2015
 

In the frenzied discussions now taking place in Washington about how to prevent the Islamic State terrorist group from making further territorial advances in Iraq and Syria, one topic has been conspicuously absent so far. 

 
A Cautionary Tale
Articles - May 26, 2015
 

The U.S. government's vast apparatus for data collection touches every aspect of human activity. But how can a system that seemingly has the capability to know absolutely everything still get major events so wrong? 

 
A Dangerous Middle East Policy
Articles - May 7, 2015
 

The growing concerns of Arab nations over an emerging Iran nuclear deal and their reported desire for U.S. weapons to protect themselves are the unfortunate outgrowths of President Barack Obama's foreign policy realism. 

 
Eurasia Security Watch - No. 335
Bulletins - April 6, 2015
 

Turkey green lights Azeri pipeline;
Saudi airstrikes in Yemen ahead of ground op;
Assad says ISIS still expanding;
Syrian rebels capture key town;
Egypt lists brotherhood figures as terrorists

 

 

 
Iran Is to Blame for the Palestinians' Plight
Articles - March 31, 2015
 

If you go by President Barack Obama's rhetoric, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has single-handedly sunk the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The United States has been forced to "re-assess our options," the commander in chief has said, including supporting Israel at the United Nations, on the basis of Netanyahu's election-eve statement opposing a two-state solution.

 
Eurasia Security Watch - No. 333
Bulletins - March 4, 2015
 

 

Yemen's president set to resume duties;
ISIS attacks Iranian interests in Libya;
SISI calls for joint arab force to combat ISIS;
Turkey enters Syria to recover tomb remains and guards;
Yemeni rebels use increasingly brutal tactics

 

 
OPEC bets against U.S. fracking
Articles - December 20, 2014
 

This month, the OnCue Express gas station in Oklahoma City lowered its price for a gallon of regular gas to $1.99.

 

Nationwide, the average price is $2.41 per gallon, down from a high of $3.70 the end of April. Gas prices are the lowest they have been in five years and are expected to decline further, following the $50 collapse in oil prices since this summer.

 
Troubling Signs From Tehran
Articles - December 10, 2014
 

Secretary of State John Kerry is confident that an agreement on Iran's nuclear program can be concluded in three to four months, or sooner. But maybe it will be later - or maybe not at all. 

 
Back To The Bashing
Articles - October 21, 2014
 

Western views toward Israel have returned to Kafkaesque normalcy after a brief break for sanity, as the United States now argues that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is making Islamic State group recruiting easier, and Europe punishes Israel and rewards the Palestinians for their ongoing conflict. 

 
Giving Iran The Store
Articles - October 7, 2014
 

Monday's reported explosion at Iran's secretive Parchin nuclear site - leaving two dead and shattering windows 12 kilometers away - is welcome news to those concerned about Tehran's nuclear progress, but it's likely a mere blip on what seems an increasingly smooth Iranian road to nuclear weaponry. 

For a host of reasons, Washington is growing ever-more desperate for a nuclear deal through which to claim a diplomatic victory, while Tehran is growing less concerned about the ultimate outcome of the ongoing talks and, not surprisingly, more intransigent about offering new concessions. 

 
Call It a War and Win It
Articles - September 16, 2014
 

Last week, President Barack Obama pledged to destroy the Islamic State group (also known as ISIS or ISIL). It is worth asking what that means, and whether the United States can actually do it.

 
Hamas: The Middle East's Other 'Cancer'
Articles - August 26, 2014
 

In the photo, Daniel Tragerman stands proudly next to his Lego tower. He wears a blue-and-white Lionel Messi jersey, dark shorts and sandals; brown bangs tickle his forehead, and he looks at us with a charming half-smile. He seems, like most four-year-olds, soft, innocent and irresistibly huggable. 

 
Kerry Needs to Come to His 'Senses'
Articles - July 29, 2014
 

Dear Mr. Secretary: 

I was struck by your recent observation about the Israel-Hamas conflict: “The world is watching tragic moment after tragic moment unfold and wondering when both sides are going to come to their senses.” 

I can only imagine your dismay, in light of the hopes that President Obama and you had placed in Israeli-Palestinian peace, and all of your jet-setting, tongue-flapping and arm-twisting to make it happen. To encourage both sides to come to their “senses,” however, I suggest that not only do they have important roles to play. So, too, do you. 

 
Follow Stephen Harper's Lead
Articles - July 15, 2014
 

"The indiscriminate rocket attacks from Gaza on Israel are terrorist acts, for which there is no justification," the nation's leader said this week. "It is evident that Hamas is deliberately using human shields to further terror in the region." He added, "Failure by the international community to condemn these reprehensible actions would encourage these terrorists to continue their appalling actions," saying that his nation "calls on its allies and partners to recognize that these terrorist acts are unacceptable and that solidarity with Israel is the best way of stopping the conflict." 

 
What Peace Process?
Articles - July 1, 2014
 

As the parents of three Israeli teens live their worst nightmare, their sons the latest victims of terror, the drama can now follow a well-worn path of Palestinian triumphalism, Israeli revenge and global moral blindness. It is but another teaching moment - lest anyone still needs one - about why Israeli-Palestinian peace will not come soon and why the basic assumptions behind the "peace process" are so off-base. 

 
Chaos In Syria Is Obama’s Own
Articles - June 16, 2014
 

It’s hard not to notice that the Obama administration’s foreign policy is on the skids. Increasingly, the critiques leveled at the administration from both left and right share a common theme: that U.S. foreign policy has become characterized by strategic drift, with serious consequences for American interests abroad.