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Middle East

Breaking ISIS: The Lebanese Military's Counterterrorism Triumph

Breaking ISIS: The Lebanese Military's Counterterrorism Triumph

In 2017, the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) projected an offensive that made significant headway against Islamic State forces in northeast Lebanon. The LAF’s anti-Islamic State drive was its most professional…
Breaking ISIS: The Lebanese Military's Counterterrorism Triumph

Breaking ISIS: The Lebanese Military's Counterterrorism Triumph

In 2017, the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) projected an offensive that made significant headway against Islamic State forces in northeast Lebanon. The LAF’s anti-Islamic State drive was its most professional…
The Iranian Response to the 2017 ISIL Assault: A Defensive Chronicle

The Iranian Response to the 2017 ISIL Assault: A Defensive Chronicle

Iran officially the Islamic Republic of Iran is an adversary of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, opposing…
Fighting Terrorism in the Middle East: Iraq's Battle Against the Islamic State and Iranian Backlash

Fighting Terrorism in the Middle East: Iraq's Battle Against the Islamic State and Iranian Backlash

Iraq has again reemerged as a major battleground in the turmoil in the Middle East. Iranian-backed militia groups target US…
Mapping Sudan's Counter-Terrorism Terrain: Progress and Persistence

Mapping Sudan's Counter-Terrorism Terrain: Progress and Persistence

Sudan continues to support counter-terrorism efforts in regional and multilateral organizations. In September 2019, Sudan officially initiated the civilian-led transitional…
Libya's Fight Against Terrorism: Progress and Challenges

Libya's Fight Against Terrorism: Progress and Challenges

Over the years, Libyan government officials persisted in working with U.S. partners to combat terrorism, although cracked security institutions limited…
Security Landscape: Militias, ISIL, and Counterterrorism in Iraq

Security Landscape: Militias, ISIL, and Counterterrorism in Iraq

Iraq’s direct terrorist threats included ISIL remains and various Iran-aligned militia groups, including U.S.-designated Kata’ib Hizballah, Harakat al-Nujaba, and Asa’ib…

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Assessing Israel's Challenges and Controversies in the War Against Hamas: A Critical Analysis

Assessing Israel's Challenges and Controversies in the War Against Hamas: A Critical Analysis

Since the beginning of the war, the war narrative on Gaza has been significantly influenced mainly by the Israel Defense…
Analyzing Israel’s Massive Intelligence Failure

Analyzing Israel’s Massive Intelligence Failure

The hierarchy of Israel’s intelligence negligence—why the Israeli government did not operate more preemptively on at least one available intelligence…
Assessing the Failure of Israel's Strategy Against Hamas

Assessing the Failure of Israel's Strategy Against Hamas

The Gaza Strip is known for the densely settled areas on the earth. It’s also among the most laboriously locked…
Analyzing Israel’s Intelligence Failure to Counter Hamas Aggression

Analyzing Israel’s Intelligence Failure to Counter Hamas Aggression

On Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023, around 6:30 a.m. local time, Hamas threw upward of 3,000 rockets and dispatched 1,000 fighters…
Oct 7 Hamas Attack: Assessing IDF Vulnerabilities and Failures

Oct 7 Hamas Attack: Assessing IDF Vulnerabilities and Failures

Oct 7 Attack of Hamas highlights the Israeli absence of preparedness and weak initial response to the Militants. According to…
Strengthening Security: NATO's Role in Iraq's Anti-Terrorism Efforts

Strengthening Security: NATO's Role in Iraq's Anti-Terrorism Efforts

Terrorism is the most direct threat to NATO countries and international peace and prosperity. NATO’s work on counter-terrorism concentrates on…
The OIC's Approach to Counter-Terrorism in the Middle East

The OIC's Approach to Counter-Terrorism in the Middle East

The phenomenon of terrorism is not new to the geographical region known as the Middle East, Gulf, and North Africa.…
Turkey's Expanding Military Ties with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Nations: A Complex Geopolitical Landscape

Turkey's Expanding Military Ties with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Nations: A Complex Geopolitical Landscape

Introduction: In recent years, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations, which include Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar,…
EU's Human Rights Diplomacy and Saudi Arabia: Seeking Real Change

EU's Human Rights Diplomacy and Saudi Arabia: Seeking Real Change

Introduction Saudi Arabia, a nation known for its rich culture and heritage, has come under the global spotlight in recent…