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NATO not mulling intervention in Iran, Syria: top commander

NATO not mulling intervention in Iran, Syria: top commander

NATO is not considering any involvement in Syria or Iran, the alliance’s top commander in Europe said on Tuesday, after Russian claims that such plans were afoot. “In terms of Syria, I can tell you from a NATO perspective, we […]


The Saudi-Iranian Rivalry and the Future of Middle East Security

The Saudi-Iranian Rivalry and the Future of Middle East Security

Saudi Arabia and Iran have often behaved as serious rivals for influence in the Middle East and especially the Gulf area since at least Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution and the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War. While both nations define themselves as Islamic, […]


British, French ships join US carrier in Strait of Hormuz

British, French ships join US carrier in Strait of Hormuz

British and French ships joined a US carrier group in a six-strong flotilla of warships which passed through the sensitive Strait of Hormuz, Britain’s Ministry of Defence said. The ministry said a Royal Navy frigate, HMS Argyll, was part of […]


US Forces Poised to Deal with Iran Threat

US Forces Poised to Deal with Iran Threat

The United States says its military forces in the Persian Gulf region are prepared to deal with any threat from Iran. Top Iranian officials have said they might close the Strait of Hormuz, a move that would disrupt world oil […]


Intervention in Iran would trigger war and chaos: Sarkozy

Intervention in Iran would trigger war and chaos: Sarkozy

French President Nicolas Sarkozy warned Friday that any foreign military intervention against Iran’s nuclear programme would trigger “war and chaos” across the Middle East and beyond. “Time is limited. France will do everything to avoid military intervention, but there is […]


EU Set To Widen Iran Sanctions

EU Set To Widen Iran Sanctions

The European Union is set to widen its sanctions against Iran when the club’s foreign ministers meet in Brussels on January 23. The 27 member states are expected to agree on an embargo against Iranian oil exports and might even […]


US Defense Releases The Joint Operational Access Concept (JOAC)

US Defense Releases The Joint Operational Access Concept (JOAC)

This paper proposes a concept for how joint forces will achieve operational access in the face of armed opposition by a variety of potential enemies and under a variety of conditions, as part of a broader national approach. Operational access […]


Operating from Range to Defeat Iran’s Anti-Access and Area-Denial Threats

Operating from Range to Defeat Iran’s Anti-Access and Area-Denial Threats

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the U.S. military has been able to project power overseas with few serious challenges to its freedom of action. This “golden era” for U.S. power projection may be rapidly drawing to a close. […]


China’s Wen defends oil trade with Iran

China’s Wen defends oil trade with Iran

Premier Wen Jiabao has defended China’s vast oil trade with Iran as legitimate while stressing the Beijing government’s opposition to Tehran acquiring nuclear weapons. “China has normal trading relations with Iran, but will not bargain away its principles. We support […]


Israel Says Decision on Iran Attack ‘Far Off’

Israel Says Decision on Iran Attack ‘Far Off’

America’s top general is heading to Israel amid rising tension with Iran over its nuclear program. But Israel is toning down speculation about military action. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak says a decision by his country on whether to attack […]


 
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