Being a nuclear threshold state and a rouge regime is toxic: Tehran is both. Iran’s 1979 Revolution instructs its leaders to resist compromises, especially now because they expect Washington wants to cut any deal. But in case there is diplomatic stalemate, it is important for
The clock is ticking. The handwriting is on the wall, the evidence is clear; no mystical clairvoyant capabilities are needed to see the future. No amount of wishful thinking or “politically correct” apologetics is going to change what is rapidly becoming an inevitable and obvious
Over the past several years the international community has been faced with the issue of Iran’s development of nuclear capabilities. Many see Iranian nuclear weapons as a threat to the world’s peace and security, and as an undermining factor to the fragile strategic balance in
Years of discussions, debates, and contrasting assessments on the possibility of terrorist organizations’ use of non-conventional weapons for mass murder ended the moment the toxic gas Sarin began wafting through the tunnels of Tokyo’s subway system. Reprinted from “Survey of Arab Affairs-A periodic supplement to
This paper examines the level of security of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal against a possible commando-style attack by jihadi terrorists operating from sanctuaries inside Pakistan. First Published in the International Terrorism Monitor – Paper No. 502
The likelihood of economic sanctions persuading the Iranian leadership to abandon its quest for nuclear weapons is very low; the record of economic sanctions is not good: long-standing international sanctions remain in place against North Korea, Ivory Coast, and Somalia without noticeable effects on their
Both policymakers and military planners of many nations are likely to face the threat of environmental warfare in the near future. It has many attributes that make it a preferred method of warfare.
The recent agreement brokered between the US and North Korea has been mentioned as an example and possible precursor to negotiations with Iran. It is hard to judge the efficacy of this current agreement until all its details are made known and it is actually
Coinciding with the first anniversary of the Pakistan Army’s commando raid into the Lal Masjid of Islamabad, there has been a fresh wave of jihadi terrorism in Pakistan, which has reversed the declining trend seen after the new Government headed by Prime Minister Yousef Raza
On December 26th 2002, the moderator of the radical Islamist Internet forum al-mojahedoon.net – Abu Shihab al-Qandahari – published a short article titled “The nuclear war is the solution for the destruction of the United States.”
Within the gamut of terrorism’s longtime familiar perils, the events of 11 September 2001 constituted a shift in the paradigm of the character of terrorist attacks: it is currently no longer a speculation whether terrorists are consciously willing to kill thousands of innocent people in
In light of the revolutionary events and the growing instability in much of the Greater Middle East and South Asia and the growing threat of failing states losing control on their chemical, biological and nuclear assets, an international effort to monitor, control and foil CBRN
Since the uprising began in Syria in March 2011, more than 100,000 people have been killed, 1.6 million people have fled the country becoming refugees, and 4.25 million people are internally displaced. President Assad faces opposition from the Free Syrian Army as well as a
The plan to disarm Syrian chemical weapons is unrealistic, not least because they are the Assad regime’s doomsday weapon to preserve the survival of its own Alawite community. First published by Haaretz
This essay will deal with the regional and global implications of Iran’s would-be nuclear bomb. Furthermore, it will try to answer what the consequences would be if the Iranian regime obtains the bomb in nationalist hegemonic ambitions.
This report is the first part of an ICT project intended to evaluate the threat of proliferation of Syrian chemical weapons to local and regional terrorist organizations and beyond. The report includes information on the status of chemical weapons in Syria and their use updated