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...

The Damascus Cover book becomes film

In October, 2014, thirty-seven years after its initial publication The Damascus Cover, by Howard Kaplan, begins film production in Morocco starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Abigail Spencer, Jurgen Prochnow, and Navid Negahban who played Abu...

What Egypt’s President Sisi Really Thinks

http://www.danielpipes.org/14931/abdel-fattah-al-sisi Former air marshal Husni Mubarak, now 86, had ruled Egypt for 30 years when his military colleagues forced him from office in 2011. Three years and many upheavals later, those same colleagues replaced his...

The Mystery of Elchanan Tannenbaum

The security establishment urgently needs to know what exactly Elhanan Tannenbaum revealed to Hizbullah about the secret military project in which he was involved in his reserve duty. After he fell into captivity, the...

CBC Investigation: Who killed Lebanon’s Rafik Hariri?

Who killed Rafik Hariri? His assassination in February 2005 rocked the power arrangements in the Middle East and turned him into an overarching symbol of everything that was wrong in Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir/Reuters) It wasn't...

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...

Saudi Wahhabis call for the destruction of Shia shrine in Syria

http://www.tehrantimes.com/middle-east/99829-saudi-wahhabis-call-for-the-destruction-of-shia-shrine-in-syria Amid an escalation of the terrorist attacks on citizens and government buildings in the Syrian capital Damascus, the extremist Wahhabi clerics in Saudi Arabia have called for the destruction of holy shrine of Lady...

Rights Spelled Clear

http://www.arlenefromisrael.info/current-postings/2012/12/6/december-6-2012-rights-spelled-clear.html As promised, a different sort of posting here: legal and historical background that is essential to understanding Jewish rights in the land. This review will be succinct, with links to informational sites for those who...
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How Hezbollah Funds Terror: Illicit Drugs and Money Laundering

http://www.idfblog.com/2013/06/26/how-hezbollah-funds-terror-illicit-drugs-and-money-laundering/ To mark this year’s International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the IDF Blog examines how Hezbollah supports many of its terror activities - through illicit drug sales across the globe. Today, the United...

Op-Ed: Hamas’ Dissolution Indispensable for Israel’s Security

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/15626#.VA2l3sKSySo In strategic context, nothing less than a large-scale 'invasion' to finish Hamas off and rid Gaza of a terrorist regime is going to ensure security for Israel. The hard facts speak for themselves: a deeply...