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From Israeli Operation “Peace for Galilee” to the Turkish Operation “Euphrates Shield”

The ongoing Turkish operation “Euphrates Shield“, launched on August 24 to keep both Islamic State (ISIS) and Kurdish forces off Turkey’s southeastern border, shares some important similarities to the 1982 Israeli Operation “Peace for Galilee” which are worth exploring and … Continue reading

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How Israel fears its qualitative military edge will be undercut

Throughout its almost seven-decade existence, the leaders of the State of Israel have long worried that their far larger Arab neighbours would one day brandish more advanced weapon systems against them, effectively combine those weapons with their superior numbers and … Continue reading

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Rockets and Iron Dome, the Case of Lebanon

  by Jassem Al Salami. The 2014 Gaza conflict marks a new breaking point in Israel-Palestine balance of power. From 1982 when Palestinian militia started to fire rockets from southern Lebanon toward northern Israel up until today cheap rockets have … Continue reading

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An Islamic Janus Face – Hezbollah as a power-political factor in the Middle East

by Patrick Truffer Hezbollah’s foundation and pan-Islamic strategy August Richard Norton cited in his book “Hezbollah a Short History” Ehud Barak, the former Prime Minister of Israel:”When we entered Lebanon […] there was no Hezbollah. We were accepted with perfumed … Continue reading

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