The Geography of Iranian Power by Robert D. Kaplan

http://www.stratfor.com/analysis/geography-iranian-power-robert-d-kaplan Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from Robert D. Kaplan's new book, The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate , which will be...

When Saddam Hussein was a US Ally

Newly released documents reveal U.S. talk of regime change in the early 1980s - except then it was language condemning Iran for attempting to overthrow the government in Baghdad. In an interview Tuesday with the...

Iranian nuclear weapons and “Palestine” Twin perils for Israel

"I think, therefore I am." René Descartes, Discourse on Method Although difficult to calibrate or measure, Iranian nuclearization and Palestinian statehood  are likely progressing at roughly the same pace. To be sure, this coincident or near-...

The algebra of appeasement: 1938 and today – opinion

Throughout my youth, I retained an obsession with the history of World War II and the Holocaust. I always asked myself: “What led to the outbreak of WWII?” Of course, we all know that the...

Scanned PA school book material, translated by Dr. Arnon Groiss

What follows are scanned Palestinian Authority schoolbooks, currently in use in the school system of the Palestinian Authority schools, the UNRWA schools, and the Arab schools in Jerusalem..Each book appears in a separate file....

Weekly Commentary: Defeat – Not Deter – Iran, As Deterrence Not Applicable if Bernard...

“...the United States will have to forge a common approach among its European and Middle Eastern allies, one that simultaneously deters Iran, punishes aggression and dangles rewards for peaceful behavior.” Washington Post Editorial 5 December 2021 Can Iran...

Phantom Nation: Inventing the “Palestinians” as the Obstacle to Peace, Volume I, II and...

Available at: http://www.amazon.com/Shai-Ben-Tekoa/e/B00H479XCI Reviewed by Samantha Allie, Analyst, Center for Near East Policy Research, and David Bedein, Center director. This three volume work, written by Middle East scholar Shai Ben Tekoa, provides a unique opportunity for...

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s Hate Speech and Threats from 2012-2015

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's Hate Speech and Threats from 2012-2015 Date  Comment Context Source 5-Feb-12 It is a jurisprudential justification to kill all the Jews and annihilate Israel, and in that, the Islamic government of Iran must take the helm Posted...

Islam and the “Killing of Innocents”

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4702/islam-killing-innocents "No religion condones the killing of innocents." — U.S. President Barack Obama, September 10, 2014. "Islam is a religion of peace." — U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, September 13, 2014. "There is a place for violence...

Tightening Military Cooperation between Iran and Syria

Iran and Syria have signed a military agreement that establishes Iran’s military involvement in Syria and strengthens Syrian air defense capability. Syrian officials say the agreement is in response to the “U.S. ‘Caesar’...