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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