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Opinion: How the US Should View Hezbollah

While the U.S. State Department did not designate the Shi’a Muslim group Hezbollah as a foreign terrorist organization until 1997, the group had been active since the early 1980s. Based in Lebanon, Hezbollah’s first attack came in 1983 in response to the Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon. Because Iran wanted…

The International Response to the Attack on Saudi Arabia

On October 11, 2019, Posted by , In Asia,Europe,Middle East, By ,,,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on The International Response to the Attack on Saudi Arabia

n the coming weeks and months, the choices of European powers will greatly impact the future of the Iran-United States standoff. Iran risks alienating the Europeans if it continues to respond militarily in the face of American sanctions, but it also may encourage negotiations on its own terms if its pushback is successful. It remains to be seen how well France, Germany and the UK will balance the demands of their longtime American ally and the benefits of a new relationship with Iran.

How Jordan Fits Into American Foreign Policy

On October 3, 2019, Posted by , In Middle East,North America, By ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on How Jordan Fits Into American Foreign Policy

Jordan is a critical part of the United States’ strategy to limit unpredictable economic and political unrest in the Middle East, to maintain Israel’s security, and to counter terrorism in the region. In the eyes of America, Jordan’s primary role is to serve as a stable buffer between Israel and hostile forces and to maintain strong American economic, political, and military influence in the region.

Saudi Nuclear Ambitions

On September 4, 2019, Posted by , In Middle East, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Saudi Nuclear Ambitions

American energy companies have quietly made deals with Saudi Arabian energy officials to begin trading information on nuclear energy. The United States and Saudi Arabia see nuclear development as a very symbiotic and lucrative deal. However, politicians and energy officials fear that a nuclear arms race will develop between Iran and SA.

The Threat and Death of Hamza bin-Laden

On August 12, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Middle East, By ,,,,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on The Threat and Death of Hamza bin-Laden

Introduction Recent reports announced the death of Hamza bin Laden (HBL), the youngest son of Osama bin Laden and the heir apparent of the infamous terrorist group al-Qaeda. According to some media channels, he was killed within the first two years of the Trump administration.[1] Details about his death, including…