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Iranian Revolutionary Guard hit by deaths

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  Some ten high-ranking officials of Iran’s Guardians of the Revolution, or Pasdaran, have died in apparently violent circumstances in recent months. Only two of the deaths have been made public, those of Gholan Reza Qasemi, the former commander of the 92nd armoured…

Israeli air strike options against Iran

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Israel maintains a very capable and potent air force.  With a mix of domestically developed technologies and a steady supply of modern fighters from abroad, it’s main limitation is it’s long range strike capabilities to penetrate Iranian defenses.

Turkey may offer asylum to Syrian dictator’s family

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Turkey could offer asylum to the the family of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, whose bloody repression of anti-government protests has outraged Nato and Arab countries. “If we are asked, we will of course analyse the request,” Turkish President Abdullah Gul…

Obama About to Go Wobbly on North Korea?

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ISN/CSIS: After campaigning on the promise to meet with leaders like Kim Jong Il without preconditions, Obama has actually approached North Korea with firmness. This past week, however, senior Japanese and South Korean officials are reporting that the administration has…

Gas Lobby Takes Control of Ukraine’s Security Service

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Jamestown Foundation On March 11, the Ukrainian parliament appointed Prime Minister, Nikolai Azarov, and a new Security Service (SBU) Chairman, Valery Khoroshkovsky. As Ukrayinska Pravda (February 24) warned: “An additional bonus for the Liovochkin-Firtash group could be the appointment of…