Weekly Review, July 27-31, 2015

By Rachel Ehrenfeld
Friday, July 31st, 2015 @ 11:49PM

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ISIS: “We Are on Our Way to Rome” – Rachel Ehrenfeld – While officials of the countries fighting ISIS meet in different cities around the world to try to figure out how best to fight it and its…continue

No High Level Military Participation in Iran Deal* – Stephen Bryen – It is glaringly obvious that the US military played no role, or only a minor role, in the recently concocted Iran deal…continue

Mike Huckabee is Almost Right Rachel Ehrenfeld – Mike Huckabee is almost right. The Iran agreement will not “take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.” The deal…continue

The U.S. Global Positioning System Needs Protection – Dr. Gene H. McCall – The Global Positioning System (GPS) is the most important technology and capability ever developed and fielded by the military forces of the United States…continue

Rosanne Klass* RIP: A Cold Warrior who helped Afghanistan expel the SovietsWall Street Journal – The Cold War almost seems a forgotten era these days, but its stalwarts deserve recognition as they now pass from American public life…continue

News & Analysis

Cyber insecurity: Going darkFT

The Lawless Underpinnings of the Iran Nuclear Deal. The Obama end-run around the Constitution could yet be blocked if states exercise their own sanctions regimes.David Rivkin, Lee Casey

Top French Official Contradicts Kerry on Iran DealJosh Rogin

Who Bamboozled Whom? Those who think the Iranians outwitted us fail to recognize one very important thing: the White House never intended to contain Iran.Michael Doran

Persian fantasies and the path to warDavid Goldman

What Information Collected by Israeli Intelligence Reveals About the Iran Talks. Over the years of negotiation, concession after concession from the WestRonen Bergman

Congressional Testimony: The Iran-North Korea Strategic AllianceClaudia Rosett

The Syria Sham and the Iran Deal. Syria cheated on its chemical commitments. Iran will cheat on its nuclear ones. Obama provides cover for both.Bret Stephens

The Islamic State, the Caucasus, and the Russian ResponseINSS 

Litvinenko Death From Poisoning Inquiry Concludes U.K. police say evidence points at two men working at behest of Russian stateWSJ

How a U.S. Think Tank Fell for Putin. The Carnegie Moscow Center used to be a hub of Russian liberalism. Now it stands accused of being a ‘Trojan horse’ for Russian influence.James Kirchick

The Double Sting. A power struggle between Russia’s rival security agencies. – Joshua Yaffa

Preparing for a War in 2025, Putin Wants New Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact to Divide Up Ukraine, Felgengauer SaysPaul Goble

PutinologyLeon Aron

FSB Helps Islamists from Russia Go to Syria, Only Worried When They Come Back, Novaya Gazeta’ SaysPaul Goble

The Reality Of RadicalisationNick Cohen

Is It Good for the Jews?: Anti-Semitism and the New EuropeDave Rich

Capitol Hill


America’s Growing Heroin Epidemic Judiciary Committee – July 28

Iran Nuclear Agreement: The Administration’s CaseForeign Affairs Committee – July 28

Impact of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions MovementOversight Committee, Subcommittee on National Security – July 28

Promoting and Incentivizing Cybersecurity Best PracticesHomeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies – July 28

The Iran-North Korea Strategic AllianceForeign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa – July 28

Internet of ThingsJudiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet – July 29

Potential Implications in the Region of the Iran DealArmed Services Committee – July 29

Women Under ISIS Rule: From Brutality to RecruitmentForeign Affairs Committee – July 29


Impacts of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on U.S. Interests and the Military Balance in the Middle EastArmed Services Committee – July 29

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of ActionForeign Relations Committee – July 29

Sanctions and the JCPOAForeign Relations Committee – July 30

CRS Reports

CRS Insights France: Efforts to Counter Islamist Terrorism and RadicalizationPaul Belkin, Analyst in European Affairs – June 29

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