Written by Scott Stewart
With the end of the Gadhafi regime seemingly in sight, it is an opportune time to step back and revisit one of the themes we discussed at the beginning of the crisis: What comes after the Gadhafi regime?
As the experiences of recent years in Iraq and Afghanistan have vividly illustrated, ...
Written by George Friedman
In September, the U.N. General Assembly will vote on whether to recognize Palestine as an independent and sovereign state with full rights in the United Nations. In many ways, this would appear to be a reasonable and logical step. Whatever the Palestinians once were, they are clearly a nation in ...
Written by Robert Ellis
Within the next year the tragic division of Cyprus in 1974 will either be brought to an end or confirmed. That is, if UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon or Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan are to be believed.
At a meeting between the two Cypriot leaders, Demetris Christofias and Dervis ...
Written by Ryan Mauro
When an enemy gives insight into his strategic thinking, it pays to listen. A Hezbollah member of Lebanon’s parliament, retired Brigadier-General Walid Sakariya, predictsthat Israel will be destroyed by a “Shiite crescent” in a war with hundreds of thousands of deaths. This war, he says, can ...
Written by Yoram Evron
On August 14, 2011 General Chen Bingde, the Chinese Chief of Staff, arrived on a state visit to
Written by Yoel Guzansky
In contrast to the international and Arab response toward Qaddafi, the Arab states have hesitated to adopt an assertive stance against Asad. Yet five months and two thousand dead later, different voices are starting to emerge: first, the joint statement by the Gulf Cooperation Council, which called ...
Written by George Friedman
I am writing this from Indonesia. Actually, that is not altogether a fair statement. I am at the moment in Bali and just came from Jakarta. The two together do not come close to being Indonesia. Jakarta, the capital, is a vast city that is striking to me for its traffic. It takes an enormous amount ...
Written by Oded Eran and Gallia Lindenstrauss
The announcement by the Turkish military's Chief of Staff and the top commanders of the land forces, navy, and air force of their early retirement represents the final stamp in the process of the military’s neutralization as a significant domestic political player. This process lies at the core of ...
Written by The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center
Highlights of the week
Strong reactions to assassination of another Iranian scientist
Schism in conservative camp as preparations for Majles elections gather momentum
Government critics: government conceals information on state of economy from public and Majles