Weekly Review, August 23-28, 2015

By Rachel Ehrenfeld
Friday, August 28th, 2015 @ 5:58PM

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Reporting on ISIS and the Global Jihad Rachel Ehrenfeld – News that White House pressure on military and intelligence brass have led to massaging the truth about the United States led coalition success in defeating ISIS, did not come as a surprise…continue

ISIS’ Chemical Weapons – Rachel Ehrenfeld – It is surprising that the Islamic State’s use of chemical warfare has taken this long. On August 11, ISIS shelled the northern Syrian town of Marea, with Mustard gas mortars. The specific effects of this deadly gas were almost immediately evident…continue

How should Israel treat an alliance with Saudi Arabia? Norman Bailey – The answer is: very carefully. While the world’s attention has been focused on the six-power agreement with Iran, collateral fallout has been taking place, both positive and negative, as a result of that diplomatic disaster…continue

The Iran Deal Encourages Tehran’s Regional Ambitions – Rachel Ehrenfeld – In complete contrast to Obama’s claim that the concessions to Iran will convince the totalitarian regime to change its belligerent nature and will instead focus on rebuilding its economy, the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and officials under him have no intention to fulfill Obama’s daydream…continue

Energy: let’s go! Sol Sanders – The markets – including old-fashioned American technological know-how – has almost turned the Obama Administration’s original energy policies 180 degrees. But there is still a lot to be done. And it will require the cooperation of a Congress, too long besotted with narrow-minded subsidies for powerful lobbies…continue

News & Analysis

Iran Deal: Major Flaws and Positive ElementsBrig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser and Amb. Alan Baker

Iran: Foreign Investors Eyeing Investment in Aras Free Trade Zone Faes News 

Iran plans to join WTO post-sanctions: minister – Tehran Times

10 Questions for President Obama About Iran – Jeffrey Goldberg

Enforcing the Iran Deal: Another Gaping HoleHillel Fradkin, Lewis Libby

France train attack could happen again if the world fails to tackle terrorismAli Ibrahim

Time to whip ISIS on the Internet, Parts 1, 2, 3James Glassman

This mesmerising map shows cyber attacks across the world in real-time – Metro News

Ashton Carter Creates Pentagon’s First Silicon Valley PartnershipNational Journal

How To Respond To a State-Sponsored Cyber Attack – Defense One

81% of Health IT Execs Report Cyberattacks in Past Two Years – iHealthBeat

Syrian rebels: Turkey tipped al Qaida group to U.S.-trained fighters – Mitchell Prothero

U.S. Told Ukraine to Stand Down as Putin InvadedJosh Rogin, Eli Lake

Recent Strange Behavior of Russian Elites Reflects Panic in the Kremlin, Piontkovsky SaysPaul Goble

British MI-5 Files Reveal Another Cold War Soviet Agent. Yet another who claimed to be a victim of “McCarthyism” was exactly the traitor he was believed to beRon Radosh

All That Darpa Can Be: How DARPA has organized itself for innovation bears lessons for the U.S. economy that are more useful than the innovations themselvesWilliam B. Bonvillian

GAO Reports

Regionally Aligned Forces: DOD Could Enhance Army Brigades’ Efforts in Africa by Improving Activity Coordination and Mission-Specific Preparation, GAO-15-568: August 26, 2015

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