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Egypt’s, Iran’s and Turkey’s Transformation*

Monday, September 29th, 2014

The five most important countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from the standpoint of military power and economic clout are the Arab states Egypt and Saudi Arabia and the non-Arab states Israel, Turkey and Iran. Three of those countries are undergoing significant transformations: Egypt, Iran and Turkey….

Weekly Briefing, September 21-27, 2014

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Cuba’s Anti-Israel, Pro-Palestinian Activities - Rachel Ehrenfeld – The recent launch of two colognes, “Ernesto” and “Hugo” (named after Ernesto “Che” Guevara and Hugo Chavez), may bring much needed foreign currency to Havana, while helping to remind the world of the Castro regime’s role in the making of the “Terrorist......

The Islamic State and ‘Religion of Peace’

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Left: Philippine Immigration officers escort Robert Edward Cerantonio (C), an Australian convert to Islam who used the internet to urge people to join “jihad” in Iraq and Syria, shortly after arriving at Manila airport on July 11, 2014, after he was arrested in Cebu City. The Australian convert was arrested......

Cuba’s Anti-Israel, Pro-Palestinian Activities

Friday, September 26th, 2014

The recent launch of two colognes, “Ernesto” and “Hugo” (named after Ernesto “Che” Guevara and Hugo Chavez), may bring much needed foreign currency to Havana, while helping to remind the world of the Castro regime’s role in the making of the “Terrorist Internationale.” But no amount of cologne would be......

Open Conflict in Washington

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The conflict in Washington between the pro-Israel Congress and the anti-Israel Administration of Barack Obama just entered a new and enhanced phase. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a resolution condemning the wave of anti-Semitism engulfing Europe and elsewhere. The Democrat-controlled Senate passed a bill declaring Israel a “major strategic ally” and strengthening ties......

If we must speak Gaelic, Amaideas!*

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

All the media hype to the contrary notwithstanding, the referendum on independence for Scotland was very close to a farce. Ironic, too, that such political balderdash should have taken place in the historic home of a half dozen of the world’s most noted political thinkers. That it was media-driven was......

Jihadists – Using Children

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Sunni and Shiite jihadists have never shied away from using children as fighters (martyrs)  Recall Iran’s use of tens of thousands of children to clear the Iraqi mines during the war in the early 1980s. More recently, reports on similar exploitation of children by ISIL have made recent headlines. The......

Verification Requirements For Nuclear Agreement With Iran*

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Nuclear Verification Capabilities: Independent Task Force Of Federation Of American Scientists. Introduction  The preamble of the Joint Plan of Action (JPA)1 announced in November 2013 by Iran and the P5+12 states that the goal of the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program “is to reach a mutually-agreed long-term comprehensive solution that......

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