THE QUDS DILEMMA: DEALING WITH IRAN’S INTERNATIONAL ARM

The Quds Force, however, has been incredibly adaptive in sustaining a substantial cash flow with help of the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China. Despite the decapitating airstrike killing General Qasem Soleimani, head of the Iranian Republican Guard Corps-Quds Force (hereafter Quds Force), the functionality of his organization remains. This proxy network of […]

IMPERIAL ECHOES AND CONTEMPORARY CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST

The old adage under Atatürk was zero problems with the neighbors; now the adage is zero neighbors without problems. You would be hard pressed to find a current member of the U.S. military who remembers a time in their service when the United States wasn’t involved in conflict in the Middle East. Forty years ago this […]

LEADER OF THE FAR NORTH: PUTIN FORGING A NEW RUSSIAN COALITION IN EURASIA

Vladimir Putin is seizing the initiative to reassert Moscow’s influence in Europe and Asia in an increasingly belligerent and expansionist policy. You will come from your place in the far north, you and many nations with you…a great horde, a mighty army. — Ezekiel 38:15 The ancient Hebrew prophet Ezekiel prophesied in 570 BC of massive […]

IRAN IN THE LANDS OF THE INCAS

Latin America is an important and appealing strategic partner for Iran – with its 626 million people and 33 sovereign nations, many with a strong anti-American foreign policy orientation. Iran’s foreign policy incursion into Latin America cannot be ignored by political leaders in Washington, D.C., given its serious national security implications for the U.S. Government […]