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Daesh facing setbacks in Iraq and Syria

Daesh facing setbacks in Iraq and Syria

With the Islamic State (or ISIS) facing setbacks in Iraq and Syria, most observers believe that the group is crumbling. Indeed, just last week, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared…

Syrias conflict and Hezbollah.

Syrias conflict and Hezbollah.

As the Syrian Civil War approaches its sixth year, the country has been destroyed beyond repair. Even if the international community can cobble together a negotiated settlement that brings an…

Operational Arrow-3 interceptors delivered to Israeli Air Force

Operational Arrow-3 interceptors delivered to Israeli Air Force

Operational Arrow-3 interceptors were delivered today to the Israeli Air Force Aerial Defense Array. The Arrow-3 interceptor capabilities enable longer range, higher altitude (exo-atmospheric) and more precise ballistic missile engagements. Read…

Oman joined Saudis to fight terrorist groups.

Oman joined Saudis to fight terrorist groups.

Recent reports that Oman had joined the Saudi-led collation to fight terrorist groups, including the Islamic State (ISIS), took many by surprise. In an increasingly polarized Gulf region, relations between…

Iraqi army confronting old kind of insurgency.

Iraqi army confronting old kind of insurgency.

Late last year, Iraqi army intelligence issued a security warning for southern Salahadin, which it had recently recaptured: an Islamic State (ISIS) insurgent group threatened to kill Shiite pilgrims who…

Kurdish-led Syrian forces backed by the U.S. announced the operation to retake Raqqa from ISIS.

Kurdish-led Syrian forces backed by the U.S. announced the operation to retake Raqqa from ISIS.

  BEIRUT 06.11.2016 — Kurdish-led Syrian forces backed by the U.S. announced plans Sunday to retake the Islamic State group’s de facto capital of Raqqa, urging civilians to avoid “enemy…

Mosul: President Obama’s military doctrine facing greatest test yet.

Mosul: President Obama’s military doctrine facing greatest test yet.

As Iraqi forces launch their long-awaited campaign to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State, President Obama’s doctrine of aiding other countries militarily rather than leading every fight is…

The advance toward Mosul has begun.

The advance toward Mosul has begun.

After months of intensive preparations, the advance toward Mosul has begun. The effort to recapture it will be the largest urban operation yet for Iraqi forces. Currently, the city is tucked…

No connection with al Qaeda? : Jabhat Al-Nusrah metamorphosis into Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham.

No connection with al Qaeda? : Jabhat Al-Nusrah metamorphosis into Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham.

Al-Nusrah´s disembarkation from Al-Qaeda stems from its political needs and interests in Syria. According analyst Avi Melamed (*), what are the reasons for the alightment of Jabhat Al-Nusrah from Al-Qaeda? One…

Turkish military operation in Syria.

Turkish military operation in Syria.

Leading scholars from Russia, Turkey and the United States weigh in on the rapidly changing strategic environment in Syria, where a new Turkish military operation has already disrupted a fragile…

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