Posts Tagged ‘Iran’

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Iran: A Cornered Cat

“Do you see the cornered cat?  With its tiny claws, it tears out the eyes of a leopard” \”The Cipher Brief has become the most […] More

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Don't Expect Change

Iran’s February 26 elections for the Majlis, or parliament, and for the Assembly of Experts, a clerically-dominated 88-member body that will select the successor to […] More

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A Matter of Time

I remember reading many years ago a critic describe the passage of time as one of the cheapest of dramatic devices—an easy way to advance […] More

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On Worldwide Threats

The Islamic State (ISIS) is the “preeminent global” threat and remains determined to execute direct attacks against the U.S. homeland, the top U.S. intelligence official […] More

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The Coalition of the Willing

The collapse or weakening of state authority in different parts of the Middle East and Africa, together with growing inner challenges and chronic instability in […] More

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Saudi-Iranian Tensions

Relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran are arguably at a historic low. Saudi Arabia has cut off diplomatic relations with Iran in response to mob […] More

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A New Era in US-Iranian Relations?

Iran’s every move will be closely scrutinized by the international community now that sanctions have been lifted over its nuclear program, providing Iran access to […] More

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Sanctions Relief

Although the sanctions on Iran have been lifted as part of the nuclear deal, former Treasury Department official Adam Smith said the U.S. will continue […] More

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Prisoner Release

Speaking from the White House on the day after the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, President Obama proudly declared “Today is a good day” […] More

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Punching Above its Weight

Iranian hacks into the social media accounts of U.S. State Department officials are the latest signal from Tehran that it is not looking to turn […] More

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A Second-Tier Cyber Power

Iran is a second tier cyber power. By the standards of other state actors, its capabilities—both offensive and defensive—are relatively modest, but they are growing […] More

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A "Brown Water" Navy

Through a series of attacks over the last three years, Iran has revealed a limited offensive cyber capability but a willingness to use it to […] More

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Iran: A Rising Cyber Power?

To understand what domestic and strategic factors may have encouraged Iran to seek stronger cyber-capabilities, it helps to look at the several ways Iran uses […] More

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The Battle for Yemen

Shi’a Houthi forces recently killed al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) commander Mohammed Jamal in the Yemeni governorate of Taiz. Jamal died while fighting the […] More

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ISIS in Yemen

The conflict in Yemen has enabled ISIS to make its presence felt for the first time in Yemen and al-Qaeda to carve out a strategic […] More

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Worse than Syria

Now in its eighth month, the conflict that Amnesty International has called Yemen’s “forgotten war” grinds on, overshadowed by a metastasizing terrorist threat emanating from […] More

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Containing Iran

Since his election in 2013, Western audiences have been eager to pin their hopes on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, viewing him as a moderate who […] More

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Adopting the Iran Deal

Contrary to most expectations – particularly outside of the United States, where suspicions about U.S. motives abound – the nuclear agreement reached between Iran and […] More

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On Western Compliance

Despite the fanfare over the recently reached Iran deal, Tehran remains a bad actor. Iran recently tested a missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead […] More

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On Iran

The Iranian people have been waiting for economic relief for many years. U.S. and international sanctions placed against Iran for its nuclear pursuit had a […] More

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