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Iran Won’t Leave OPEC

Iran Won’t Leave OPEC

Iran has no intention of…

Geopolitics / Middle East

Is War With Iran Imminent?

Is War With Iran Imminent?

Aug 20, 2010 at 10:29 | Claude Salhani

Iran, it is believed, is on the fast track to develop nuclear weapons which Israel sees as a direct threat to not only its security, but to its very existence.…

Israelis Conducting Covert Maritime Operations in Persian Gulf

Israelis Conducting Covert Maritime Operations in Persian Gulf

Aug 20, 2010 at 10:23 | Wayne Madsen

Chinese and Japanese intelligence agencies, which closely monitor events in the Persian Gulf due to the dependence of both countries on oil from the region, report that Israeli Navy commandos…

Despite Tension Israel and Turkey Continue their Economic relations

Despite Tension Israel and Turkey Continue their Economic relations

Aug 17, 2010 at 10:49 | David Caploe PhD

Israeli business executives here in Istanbul like to point out that most of the angry Turks who protested Israel’s deadly raid on a Turkish-led flotilla to Gaza this past…

Iraq: The Conflict Over Power

Iraq: The Conflict Over Power

Aug 10, 2010 at 12:21 | ISN Security Watch

The current political impasse in Iraq is damaging to all parties involved. A UN-sponsored National Salvation Government may be the only way forward. The “Non-Dialogue” dialogue is still going on…

Lebanese Officials Expect Phony Evidence in UN Report on Hariri Assassination

Lebanese Officials Expect Phony Evidence in UN Report on Hariri Assassination

Aug 08, 2010 at 14:26 | Wayne Madsen

The Wayne Madsen Report (WMR) is reporting sources in Lebanon are expecting that the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) report on who was responsible for the 2005 remotely-controlled bomb…

An Uncertain Homecoming: BP’s Return To Libya Decades After Gaddafi’s Revolution

An Uncertain Homecoming: BP’s Return To Libya Decades After Gaddafi’s Revolution

Aug 06, 2010 at 08:38 | Fawzia Sheikh

After nearly 40 years, BP is returning to Libya amid widespread controversy about an alleged link to the Lockerbie bomber’s release and fears about a potential oil disaster in the…

A Coup in Saudi Avoided or Iranian Disinformation?

A Coup in Saudi Avoided or Iranian Disinformation?

Aug 06, 2010 at 08:28 | Claude Salhani

Did King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia narrowly avoid being overthrown by a close member of his own royal family?  That seems to be a rumor circulating around some political and…

The Enduring Middle East Strategic Framework Begins to Emerge as Iran Surges, and the US Resiles

The Enduring Middle East Strategic Framework Begins to Emerge as Iran Surges, and the US Resiles

Aug 04, 2010 at 20:42 | Yossef Bodansky

The lingering impact of August 3, 2010, clash on the Israeli-Lebanese border lies in the greater context of, and wider strategic dynamics in, the Middle East. These aspects were highlighted…

Clash on Israel-Lebanon Border Holds Potential for Strategic Escalation

Clash on Israel-Lebanon Border Holds Potential for Strategic Escalation

Aug 03, 2010 at 15:56 | Yossef Bodansky

The August 3, 2010, armed clash along the Israeli-Lebanese border was a significant strategic incident. On Thursday, July 29, 2010, Israel notified UNIFIL that a few Israeli soldiers would be…

Pentagons Afghanistan PR Campaign Wounded as Documents Reveal Growing Taliban Influence

Pentagons Afghanistan PR Campaign Wounded as Documents Reveal Growing Taliban Influence

Aug 02, 2010 at 10:46 | John Daly

Like a star shell bursting high above a hotly contested battlefield at midnight, the thousands of documents recently released by Wikileaks have thrown the nine-year war in Afghanistan into stark…


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