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The wars that really are about the oil

Source: Spectator UK Excerpt: Americans who hope that ‘energy independence’ can reduce US involvement in the Middle East similarly fail to understand the post-Cold War strategy of their own country. Thanks to the...

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25. 08. 2014
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Iran Sends Tanks to Iraq to Fight ISIS

Source: War is Boring [...] On Aug. 21, Kurdish social media activists published pictures that appear to depict elements of the Iranian 81st Armored Division entering southern Kurdistan via Khaneghein, north of Jalawla....

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21. 08. 2014
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Pentagon keeps wary eye on Iran activities around Strait of Hormuz

Source: Chicago Tribune While Iran’s military has toned down its rhetoric about military capabilities and exercises, it continues a low-profile buildup of weapons in and near the Strait of Hormuz, according to a...

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Vladimir Putin signs historic $20bn oil deal with Iran to bypass Western sanctions

Source: Farsnews Under the terms of a five-year accord, Russia would help Iran organise oil sales as well as “cooperate in the oil-gas industry, construction of power plants, grids, supply of machinery, consumer goods...

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27. 07. 2014
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MIDDLE EAST MILITARY BUILD-UP: Is the U.S. Prepping for war?

Source: Kimberly Dvorak San Diego 6 News After more than 14 years of continuous war in Afghanistan and Iraq, not to mention supporting insurgencies in Egypt, Libya, Yemen, and Syria, the U.S. departs in...

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17. 07. 2014
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Iranian commanders on front line of Iraq’s fight

Source: Navy Times A powerful Iranian general has emerged as the chief tactician in Iraq’s fight against Sunni militants, working on the front lines alongside 120 advisers from his country’s Revolutionary Guard to direct...

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26. 06. 2014
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Maliki Compromised CIA Spies in Iraq for Years

  Source: Newsweek U.S. military advisors arriving in Iraq better be careful who they talk to and where they go: Their Iraq ‘allies’ will almost certainly be spying on them. According to three...

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19. 06. 2014
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Pakistan, Iran, and… USA? New heatmap shows where NSA hacks

Source: Ars Technica A screenshot from the National Security Agency’s Boundless Informant visualization tool shows that the NSA was heavily focusing its network hacking efforts in 2013 on Iran and Pakistan. All the...

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12. 06. 2014
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Iran Deploys Two battalions of the Quds Forces to Fight ISIS Militants in Iraq

Source: WSJ Iran deployed Revolutionary Guard forces to fight in Iraq, helping government troops there wrest back control of most of the city of Tikrit from militants, Iranian security sources said. Two battalions...

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11. 06. 2014
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Pipeline Politics: South Caucasus bracing up for new Russia-West energy war

Source: Armenia Now Aspirations for the revival of a transnational energy project on the part of the European Union on one side and Russia’s likely attempts to draw Azerbaijan into its sphere of...

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3 Shadow Wars You Might Not Even Know About

  Source: Popular Mechanics China vs Vietnam In a disputed patch of the Pacific Ocean, the appearance of an oil rig has sparked an international crisis—and a rash of ships ramming one other....

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09. 06. 2014
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How US Policy on Iran Came to Be Based on Fabricated Documents-and was likely produced by Israel.

Source: Nation [...] The insistence that Iran must not be allowed to have the enrichment facilities that would support a civilian nuclear program is the logical consequence of a false narrative about Iran—namely,...

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29. 05. 2014
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Sudan rejected Iranian offers for building air defense system on Red Sea coast

Source: Sudan Tribune The Sudanese foreign minister Ali Karti disclosed that his government turned down several offers by Iran by which it would have installed air defense systems on the Red Sea coast....

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08. 05. 2014
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Iran: Senior IRGC commander: 130,000 trained Basij forces waiting to enter Syria

Source: NCR IRAN In a rare acknowledgement by a senior commander of the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) on the Iranian regime’s military intervention in Syria, Major General Hossein Hamedani, said: “Today, 130,000 trained Basij...

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27. 04. 2014
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US and Gulf states plan missile defence system to counter Iran

            Source: Guardian A senior US official on Sunday signalled optimism about a possible resolution of the Iranian nuclear dispute, but said Washington remained concerned that Iran’s ballistic missiles...

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08. 04. 2014
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Syrian insurgents acquire TOW missiles

            Source: IHS Jane’s 360 Syrian insurgents have released the first videos showing them using US-made M220-series TOW heavy anti-tank weapon systems, indicating that a state sponsor is...

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06. 04. 2014
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Obama’s Redline, Erdoğan’s False Flag and the Rat Line Channel Highway into Syria

            Source: London Review of Books Seymour M. Hersh [...] The full extent of US co-operation with Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar in assisting the rebel opposition in...

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29. 03. 2014
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Russia’s Lukoil opens giant Iraq oil field, adding to crude glut

Source: Telegraph     Russia’s Lukoil has opened a giant untapped oil field in Iraq that will play a major part in driving up production to new highs in the Middle Eastern country...

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19. 03. 2014
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Israel expenses $2.9 Billion To Prepare for Possible Military Strike on Iran

            Editor’s Note: All paid for by the U.S. Taxpayer In the past three years, he noted, US taxpayers have contributed more to the Israeli defense budget than...

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18. 03. 2014
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Lebanon’s Army, Outmatched by Hezbollah, Seeks to Strengthen Its Hand

          Source: NextCity “The security situation,” as it is vaguely referred to in Lebanon, is deteriorating rapidly. The conflict in Syria has long surpassed spillage into its tiny neighbor....

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13. 03. 2014
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Qatar creating spy networks in Gulf states, claims military expert

            Source: arabian business Arab officials have claimed Qatar and Turkey are establishing spy networks in GCC states to report on plans to act against the Muslim Brotherhood, a...

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02. 03. 2014
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U.S. pushing Israel to stop assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists

Source: CBS News [...] Recently, as I sought to update a book I co-wrote about the history of Israel’s intelligence agencies, sources close to them revealed that they felt pressure from the Obama...

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25. 02. 2014
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Iran has studied Israeli strike tactics

Source: Army Times A senior Iranian military official said Tuesday that the Islamic Republic has analyzed Israeli strikes during the 2006 war in Lebanon to boost its own defense capabilities against the U.S....

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21. 02. 2014
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Iranian specialists deployed to aid Assad’s war effort

Source: ENCA As Syria’s war nears the start of its fourth year, Iran has stepped up support on the ground for President Bashar al-Assad, providing elite teams to gather intelligence and train troops, sources with knowledge...

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17. 02. 2014
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Israelis tried to send arms to Iran via Greece

Source:  ekathimerini Israeli arms dealers tried to send spare parts for F-4 Phantom aircraft via Greece to Iran in violation of an arms embargo, according to a secret probe by the US government...

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13. 02. 2014
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300,000 Syrian citizens underwent military training with Iran’s help

Source: Trend Az Iran has trained some 150 000 Syrian citizens in Iran, and another 150 000 in Syria itself, Iranian MP Seyyed Mahmoud Nabavian said, Fars news agency reported on Feb. 12....

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08. 02. 2014
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Moscow’s Middle East pivot: Opportunities and risks

Source: INDRUS Forty-two years ago Egyptian President Anwar Sadat gave the marching orders to more than 20,000 Soviet military advisers, and forced his country into an unpopular alliance with the United States. Big...

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29. 01. 2014
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A Southern Strategy in the Eastern Mediterranean

    Source:  Arutz Sheva The U.S., Israel, Greece, and Cyprus can enhance cooperation. The U.S. should leverage its growing and warming military ties with both Israel and Greece to repel Russia’s growing...

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28. 01. 2014
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Iran-Saudi new Cold War heating up?

Source: CNBC Tension is rising between long-term rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia in what commentators are likening to a “Cold War” scenario which is increasing geostrategic risk in the Middle East. While the...

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29. 12. 2013
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A proxy civil war is underway in Lebanon

A proxy civil war is underway in Lebanon

Related Article: StratRisks: As tension rise, Saudi Arabia to give Lebanese army $3 billion Source: The National The serious developments unfolding in Lebanon create the perfect recipe for a civil war which might be...

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24. 12. 2013
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The Global Conflicts|Hot Spots to Watch in 2014

The Global Conflicts|Hot Spots to Watch in 2014

Source: The Atlantic As South Sudan, the world’s newest country, veers dangerously close to ethnic civil war, we’re already getting a glimpse of the international crises that could greet us in the new year. Now...

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15. 12. 2013
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‘MI6 agent’ was spying on Iran oil shipping

‘MI6 agent’ was spying on Iran oil shipping

Source: Telegraph The Iranian man arrested for spying for British intelligence was helping foreign governments impose EU sanctions on covert oil shipping operations, parliamentarians in the country have been briefed. An Iranian MP...

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12. 12. 2013
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An Inside Look At the Israeli Spy Agency’s Secret Kill List

An Inside Look At the Israeli Spy Agency’s Secret Kill List

Source: PolicyMic Last Tuesday, a Hezbollah leader named Hussein Al-Laqis was shot in the head at close range outside of Beirut, Lebanon, raising questions as to Israel’s role in the targeted killing. Al-Laqis was a weapons-manufacturing expert...

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18. 11. 2013
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Pakistani-Saudi Role in Financing, Training “Jaish al-Adl” Active in Iran’s Sistan

Pakistani-Saudi Role in Financing, Training “Jaish al-Adl” Active in Iran’s Sistan

Source: Abna A new mysterious group calling itself the “Army of Right” launched an attack in the Iranian province of Sistan after a truce that lasted more than three years following the arrest...

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06. 10. 2013
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German intelligence says Syrian jets parked in Iran

German intelligence says Syrian jets parked in Iran

Source: Daily Star Iran has allowed Syria’s regime to station fighter jets on its territory to keep them safe from foreign attack, German intelligence services believe according to a media report Sunday. News...

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22. 09. 2013
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IDF ‘Sky Crows’ unit would be key in future Iran strike

IDF ‘Sky Crows’ unit would be key in future Iran strike

Source: Jerusalem Post Nestled deep in the maze of an Israel Air Force base, secretive units form an essential component in any Israeli air strike in enemy territory with air defenses. Indeed, they...

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20. 09. 2013
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Iranians dial up presence of military advisers and counterinsurgency operations in Syria

Iranians dial up presence of military advisers and counterinsurgency operations in Syria

Source: Gulf News At a base near Tehran, Iranian forces are training militiamen from across the Arab world to do battle in Syria-showing the widening role of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard Corps in...

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20. 09. 2013
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Saudi Arabia’s Proxy Wars

            Source: NYT Saudi Arabia appears resolute: It wants Bashar al-Assad out of Damascus. The Saudis view the fighting in Syria with the same intensity that they did...

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04. 09. 2013
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War clouds are looming on the horizon

War clouds are looming on the horizon

Source: Frontline The United States’ West Asia policy is likely to ensure that the Arab Spring, which had engendered great hopes in the Arab street, will end in an orgy of bloodbath. THE...

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03. 09. 2013
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Study: Iran builds up its ‘foreign legion’ in Syria

Study: Iran builds up its ‘foreign legion’ in Syria

Source: UPI Western intelligence services have made much of Hezbollah‘s military support for the embattled Damascus regime in Syria’s civil war, but there’s another, less well-known threat emerging there. That’s the growing force...

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03. 09. 2013
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Caspian Sea Set to Become a Major Hub for Natural Gas Production

Caspian Sea Set to Become a Major Hub for Natural Gas Production

Source: Oilprice The Caspian Sea, located between south-eastern Europe and Asia, is bordered by Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and whilst historically it has been a region for producing crude oil, the future...

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30. 08. 2013
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Syria intervention plan fueled by oil interests, not chemical weapon concern

Syria intervention plan fueled by oil interests, not chemical weapon concern

Source: Guardian Massacres of civilians are being exploited for narrow geopolitical competition to control Mideast oil, gas pipelines On 21 August, hundreds – perhaps over a thousand – people were killed in a...

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29. 08. 2013
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Middle East energy export chokepoints

Middle East energy export chokepoints

Source: Financial Post The prospect of a U.S. military strike on Syria has stoked fears that Damascus, or its closest ally Iran, may retaliate against U.S. allies in the Gulf – all leading...

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23. 08. 2013
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New stakeholders: IP gas pipeline could be extended to China

New stakeholders: IP gas pipeline could be extended to China

Source: Tribune PK Setting aside fierce US opposition to the Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline project, in a strategic move, the pipeline may be stretched and connected to western China as Islamabad and Beijing...

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20. 08. 2013
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The Caspian Sea: A new war zone?

The Caspian Sea: A new war zone?

Source: News.Az Geopolitical importance of the Caspian basin is reaching new level amid continuing contradictions in different regions throughout the world. Regional countries` showing off their military muscles in the sea, intensification of...

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15. 08. 2013
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Iran’s Battle for Africa

Iran’s Battle for Africa

Source: The Trumpet Northern Africa is turning into a battleground with enormously important prophetic implications,” Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry wrote in our April issue. This battle has received little media attention....

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12. 08. 2013
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The Middle Eastern ‘Great Game’

The Middle Eastern ‘Great Game’

Source: ISN The strategic competition between Saudi Arabia and Iran now involves proxy struggles throughout the Middle East – in Iraq, Lebanon, Bahrain, Syria and now Qatar. Simon Mabon explores the ethnic, sectarian...

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08. 08. 2013
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PSYWAR: Iraqi Kurdistan denies exporting crude oil through Iran

PSYWAR: Iraqi Kurdistan denies exporting crude oil through Iran

Source: Aawsat Related: Iraqi Kurdistan ‘opens’ official crude oil trade route via Iran An official source from the Ministry of Natural Resources in the Kurdish Regional Government denied reports that the Kurdish government...

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30. 07. 2013
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Central Asia sees new version of Great Game with fresh players

Central Asia sees new version of Great Game with fresh players

Source: Global Times It seems that some modern-day foreign policy analysts should have been historians instead. The version of the Great Game, which saw the British and Russian empires tussle for strategic control...

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30. 07. 2013
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Syria, Iran Sign Multi-Million Deal for Oil Purchase

Syria, Iran Sign Multi-Million Deal for Oil Purchase

Source: PL English Syria and Iran signed an agreement, between their Central Banks, to implement a credit aimed at buying oil and its derivatives for 3.6 billion dollars, highlighted here today the official...

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27. 07. 2013
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Endgame Afghanistan

Endgame Afghanistan

Source: Ekantipur The largest and most diverse military movement in the globe after World War II will come to an end this year in Afghanistan. Unlike the messy world wars of the last century,...

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27. 07. 2013
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Israel and Azerbaijan: Geopolitical Reasons for Stronger Ties

Israel and Azerbaijan: Geopolitical Reasons for Stronger Ties

Source: Jewish Issues Watchdog The South Caucasus region is of strategic value for Israel due to its geopolitical position and proximity to Iran. Azerbaijan, a key player in the region, is a Shiite...

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27. 07. 2013
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Iran Seeks to Deploy Special Forces to Yemen

Iran Seeks to Deploy Special Forces to Yemen

Source: Diplomat Iran is seeking to deploy Iranian Special Forces in Yemen to protect its diplomats in the country, BBC Monitoring is reporting, citing a July 25 report in Baraqish, which it characterizes as a privately-owned Yemen newspaper...

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23. 07. 2013
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US targets Iran oil exports and Chinese banks

US targets Iran oil exports and Chinese banks

Source: Jerusalem Post The US House of Representatives will vote next week on legislation aimed at slashing Iran’s ability to export any oil. With 360 co-sponsors in the 435-member body, the bill will...

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22. 07. 2013
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PKK to Establish Joint Command for Four Countries

PKK to Establish Joint Command for Four Countries

Source: Al Monitor The recent Kongre-Gel assembly made it clear once more that the PKK has not deviated from its original goals. While making changes to the Union of Kurdish Communities’ (KCK) upper levels, the...

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21. 07. 2013
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Abandoning the region, America’s created chaos: Libya, Egypt, Syria, and a nuclear arms race

Abandoning the region, America’s created chaos: Libya, Egypt, Syria, and a nuclear arms race

Source: Jerusalem Post “Saudi Arabia has arranged to have available for its use two Pakistani nuclear bombs or guided missile warheads, Debkafile’s military and intelligence sources reveal.” American policy in the region has had a...

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16. 07. 2013
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Shadow Government: The Middle East’s 4 Strategic Contests

Shadow Government: The Middle East’s 4 Strategic Contests

Source: Foreign Policy he revolutionary (and now counterrevolutionary) cauldron in the Middle East is so vexing because multiple conflicts are occurring on multiple levels all at once. The region is being consumed not...

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11. 07. 2013
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IHS Reveals Saudi Arabia’s Undisclosed Missile Site

IHS Reveals Saudi Arabia’s Undisclosed Missile Site

Source: Herald Online Questions Raised over Saudi Arabia’s Intent to Purchase Nuclear Weapons LONDON — Analysis reveals a newly identified surface-to-surface missile base deep in the Saudi desert, capable of targeting Israel and Iran,...

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09. 07. 2013
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Glimpse Inside Air-Sea Battle: Nukes, Cyber At Its Heart

Glimpse Inside Air-Sea Battle: Nukes, Cyber At Its Heart

Source: Breaking Defense PENTAGON: In intellectual terms, Air-Sea Battle is the biggest of the military’s big ideas for its post-Afghanistan future. But what is it, really? It’s a constantly evolving concept for high-tech, high-intensity conflict that touches...

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03. 07. 2013
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Dealing with complex situation of Balochistan: India, US and Israel Covert Agenda

Dealing with complex situation of Balochistan: India, US and Israel Covert Agenda

Source: The Frontier Post Although endless wave of terror-attacks continues in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Karachi, yet complex situation of Balochistan also needs special attention. On June 30, this year, terrorists once again attacked...

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02. 07. 2013
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Alawistan: Balkinize Syria into separate ethnic or religious enclaves

Alawistan: Balkinize Syria into separate ethnic or religious enclaves

Source: VOA Middle East analysts have been speculating in recent weeks about the various ways the 28-month-old civil war in Syria might come to an end. One scenario mentioned often is that the...

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01. 07. 2013
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Iran and Sudan’s plan to gain control over Central and Western Africa and its natural resources

Iran and Sudan’s plan to gain control over Central and Western Africa and its natural resources

Source: WT The governments of Iran and Sudan are preparing for a major strategic surge into western Africa, into both the Sahel and the shores of the Gulf of Guinea. The moves have...

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01. 07. 2013
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As China offers funds to Iran, India set to fast-track Chabahar pact

As China offers funds to Iran, India set to fast-track Chabahar pact

Source: IE China is quietly intruding into India’s geopolitical space in Iran. It recently offered Tehran credit facility of Euro 60 million — almost equal to the proposed Indian investment in the revamp...

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30. 06. 2013
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US Ospreys and air tankers put Iran in Israel’s reach

US Ospreys and air tankers put Iran in Israel’s reach

Source: Stars and Stripes The United States plans to give Israel weapons that would enable it to send ground forces against Iranian nuclear facilities that it can’t penetrate from the air. The deal...

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27. 06. 2013
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Iran, Russia and China prop up Assad economy

Iran, Russia and China prop up Assad economy

Source: FT Iran, Russia and China are propping up Syria’s war-ravaged economy, with President Bashar al-Assad’s regime doing all its business in rials, roubles and renminbi as it seeks to beat western sanctions, according...

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19. 06. 2013
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Former head of Mossad starts secret talks with Iran

Former head of Mossad starts secret talks with Iran

Source: vestnikkavkaza “Israel is facing new opportunities thanks to those changes that the Middle East is experiencing. This process has not finished yet, it’s continuing and it’s hard to predict its results. However, there...

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17. 06. 2013
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ANALYSIS: The internationalization of the Syrian civil war

ANALYSIS: The internationalization of the Syrian civil war

Source: Israel Hayom America sending light arms • Russia sending S-300 and MiGs • Iran sending 4,000 elite troops • Chechen Islamists fighting Assad have anti-aircraft missiles • Jordan, Egypt cut off diplomatic...

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16. 06. 2013
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Saudi Arabia plans to supply the Syrian opposition with anti-aircraft missiles

Saudi Arabia plans to supply the Syrian opposition with anti-aircraft missiles

Source: DailyStar Source: Der Spiegel Saudi Arabia plans to supply the Syrian opposition with anti-aircraft missiles to counter President Bashar al-Assad’s air force, German news weekly Der Spiegel reported Sunday. The article, citing a classified report...

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12. 06. 2013
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Why Azerbaijan should matter to America

Why Azerbaijan should matter to America

Source: News.AZ There is a point where three great powers — Russia, Turkey and Persia — meet: the Caucasus. At the moment they converge in a country called Azerbaijan. That fact makes Azerbaijan...

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09. 06. 2013
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US Tests Iran Nuclear ‘Bunker Buster’

US Tests Iran Nuclear ‘Bunker Buster’

Source: IBT The United States has successfully tested missiles designed to destroy Iran’s underground nuclear laboratories. In information passed to Israel, the US government said that tests last year of the GBU-57B had...

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30. 05. 2013
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Middle East countries fighting proxy war in Syria-providing weapons on a large scale

Middle East countries fighting proxy war in Syria-providing weapons on a large scale

Source: DW By sending help to Syria’s warring factions, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are struggling to gain influence in the Middle East. The conflict between Sunnis and Shiites has become a proxy...

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25. 05. 2013
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UN nuclear agency’s Iran probe driven by U.S. intelligence agencies

UN nuclear agency’s Iran probe driven by U.S. intelligence agencies

Source: VS/AP The UN nuclear agency responsible for probing whether Iran has worked on a nuclear bomb depends on the United States and its allies for most of its intelligence, raising skepticism in...

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23. 05. 2013
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Sunni and Shiite Foreign Fighters Battle for Qusayr

Sunni and Shiite Foreign Fighters Battle for Qusayr

Source: WSJ This town on Damascus’s southern fringe, with a shimmering golden-domed shrine at its center and a heavily patrolled perimeter of berms and concrete barriers, has become the first stop for many...

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23. 05. 2013
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Israel is fighting a regional war in Syria

Israel is fighting a regional war in Syria

Source: RT The changing internal situation in Syria is putting a new set of plans into motion, which involve Israeli aggression against Syria. Not only have the US and its allies been trying...

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22. 05. 2013
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WADING THROUGH THE SYRIAN LABYRINTH

WADING THROUGH THE SYRIAN LABYRINTH

The Syrian state and its population are being indirectly attacked by US/EU/NATO/UN; and directly by Israel,  HERE and also HERE, by the autocratic dictatorships of the GCC-Gulf Cooperation Council: Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain,...

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22. 05. 2013
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General says Israel will smash Syria’s arsenals if Assad falls

General says Israel will smash Syria’s arsenals if Assad falls

Source: Reuters Israel is poised to attack Syria to prevent advanced weapons reaching jihadi rebels or Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon if President Bashar al-Assad is toppled, Israel’s air force chief said on Wednesday....

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17. 05. 2013
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How Qatar seized control of the Syrian revolution

How Qatar seized control of the Syrian revolution

Source: FT Related : Qatar bankrolls Syrian revolt with cash and arms A short drive from the rising skyscrapers of Doha’s West Bay, emblems of the once-sleepy Qatari capital’s frenetic growth, the three-starred...

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13. 05. 2013
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Iran-Iraq-Syria pipeline geopolitics driving Syria conflict

Iran-Iraq-Syria pipeline geopolitics driving Syria conflict

Source: Guardian  [...] Yet the conflict is fast taking on international dimensions, with unconfirmed allegations that rebel forces might have used chemical weapons following hot on the heels of US-backed Israeli air strikes on Syrian military targets last...

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10. 05. 2013
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The Iran route for India to access Central Asia, Persian Gulf and Caspian Sea mineral and energy resources

The Iran route for India to access Central Asia, Persian Gulf and Caspian Sea mineral and energy resources

Editor’s Note: Or a strategic pivot against China-Pakistan ? Source: FC India has been looking for an access route to Afghanistan through Iran for long; more so after it began constructing the Delaram-Zeranj...

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07. 05. 2013
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Iranian Terror Goes Global: Bold New Tactics For Tehran’s Shadowy Quds Forces

Iranian Terror Goes Global: Bold New Tactics For Tehran’s Shadowy Quds Forces

Source: IBT A terrorism case in the East African country of Kenya came to a close on Monday with two suspects convicted of participating in a scheme to set off explosions in several...

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You can’t fight alone: The Middle East’s  proxy war

You can’t fight alone: The Middle East’s proxy war

Source: Ahram The year 2008 saw the first round of diplomatic talks between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iran over the latter’s controversial nuclear activities. Five years on, the result of the...

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U.S. Bulks Up to Combat Iran

U.S. Bulks Up to Combat Iran

Source:WSJ The Pentagon has redesigned its biggest “bunker buster” bomb with more advanced features intended to enable it to destroy Iran’s most heavily fortified and defended nuclear site. U.S. officials see development of...

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28. 04. 2013
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Narco State: Karzai’s Office Gets Bags Full Of C.I.A. Cash

Narco State: Karzai’s Office Gets Bags Full Of C.I.A. Cash

Editor’s Note: Afghanistan: C.I.A., U.S. Special Operation Forces, Bags of Dollar Bills and Militia Proxy Forces Source: NYT For more than a decade, wads of American dollars packed into suitcases, backpacks and, on...

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The Geopolitical Powderkegs Most Likely to Start the Next Major War

The Geopolitical Powderkegs Most Likely to Start the Next Major War

Source: IO9 Predicting future conflicts is not easy, especially considering that social unrest and dramatic political changes can happen at virtually any time. But world-altering events don’t unfold in a vacuum — it’s...

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JSOC M.E.K. operatives in Iran?

JSOC M.E.K. operatives in Iran?

Our men in Iran? Source: New Yorker From the air, the terrain of the Department of Energy’s Nevada National Security Site, with its arid high plains and remote mountain peaks, has the look...

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‘Israel seeks Turkish airbase to enable Iran strike’

‘Israel seeks Turkish airbase to enable Iran strike’

Source: TOI When National Security Council head Yaakov Amidror arrives in Turkey on Sunday to discuss compensation for flotilla victims, he will also be seeking to lay the groundwork for the stationing of...

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17. 04. 2013
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Evolving strategic competition in the Indian Ocean

Evolving strategic competition in the Indian Ocean

Source: Frontier Post “The Indian Ocean area will be the true nexus of world powers and conflict in the coming years. It is here that the fight for democracy, energy independence and religious freedom will...

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14. 04. 2013
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Power struggle emerges over Yemen

Power struggle emerges over Yemen

Source: FT Conflict-racked Yemen is emerging as the site of a murky and evolving power struggle between Iran, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf and western nations, in a powerplay with echoes of the proxy regional...

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12. 04. 2013
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Syria’s Proxy War heats up as endgame inches closer

Syria’s Proxy War heats up as endgame inches closer

Source: BBC As Syria’s fragmentation gathers pace and the demise of the regime apparently inches ever closer, competition between outside powers backing one side or the other is heating up, and proxy wars...

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05. 04. 2013
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Karabakh Tangle: Regional powers mulling moves as tension mounts between Armenia, Azerbaijan

Karabakh Tangle: Regional powers mulling moves as tension mounts between Armenia, Azerbaijan

Source: AN A special envoy of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Ramin Mehmanparast, was on a three-day visit to Armenia earlier this week to hold various meetings with Armenian officials. During a press conference...

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04. 04. 2013
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Syrian guerrilla fighters being sent to Iran for training

Syrian guerrilla fighters being sent to Iran for training

Editor’s Note: Secret/guerrilla warfare  is fought on the basis of political ideal that expands into a war of fanaticism, a political religion. The issue is, rag tags militias lack discipline as observed and...

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02. 04. 2013
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Israel and Azerbaijan: unlikely allies?

Israel and Azerbaijan: unlikely allies?

Source: Guardian  In the latest in a series of explosive reports on Israel‘s covert hostilities against Iran, one vigorously denied by both the Israeli government and Baku, Foreign Policy magazine has quoted anonymous US officials saying...

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01. 04. 2013
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United Nations has a project codenamed “Syria – The Day After”

United Nations has a project codenamed “Syria – The Day After”

Source: Al Jazeera Here is what the main stakeholders in Syria are planning in the event of a major change in the conflict: United Nations UN planners have been looking at a range of...

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27. 03. 2013
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The dark side of energy resources

The dark side of energy resources

Source: SG “Of course it’s about oil; we can’t really deny that,” said Gen. John Abizaid, former head of US Central Command and Military Operations in Iraq, in 2007. Former Federal Reserve Chairman...

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21. 03. 2013
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US report says Turkey could be drawn into war with Syria, Iran

US report says Turkey could be drawn into war with Syria, Iran

Source: TZ A new report by a Washington-based think tank has claimed that Turkey could be inadvertently drawn into war with the Syrian regime and possibly Iran, which would trigger collective defense obligations...

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20. 03. 2013
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‘Shadow war’ between Israel and Iran

‘Shadow war’ between Israel and Iran

Source: WT Iran’s nuclear ambitions may loom large, but lurking in the shadow of President Obama’s highly anticipated visit to Israel this week is a protracted and secretive war already being waged between...

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20. 03. 2013
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Slowly bleed a sovereign nation to it’s death by perpetual war

Slowly bleed a sovereign nation to it’s death by perpetual war

Slowly bleed a sovereign nation to it’s death by perpetual war. It is obvious the war in Syria is heavily influenced by external forces. A global proxy war to see who first will...

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19. 03. 2013
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The Role of MI6, ISI, CIA and Iran in Afghanistan and region crisis

The Role of MI6, ISI, CIA and Iran in Afghanistan and region crisis

Source: KP Afghanistan is considered to have a highly strategic value during the 21st century in southern and central Asian regions, owed to its geopolitical situation and untapped mineral resources. The country has...

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18. 03. 2013
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Israel’s Claim to Armenia

Israel’s Claim to Armenia

Source: L It is not a secret that Armenia and its foreign policy are focused by Israel because from time to time but at a certain frequency the “Armenian reality” gives a surprise...

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16. 03. 2013
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Syria: The big regional proxy war

Syria: The big regional proxy war

Source: AlArabiya Two years of revolution have turned Syria into the world’s biggest swamp. Its bloody fight has involved Iranians, Iraqis, Russians, Hezbollah, the al-Nusra Front, al-Ahrar, al-Qaeda followers, the Kurdistan Workers Party, the Popular...

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