Category: Defense and Security

Iran’s miscalculation

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Reading Time: 2 minutes On the 3rd of January Iran and its allies reacted with outrage over the killing of General Qasem Soleimani. In the political ramble that ensued short afterwards, Iran vowed to take revenge over the IRGC’s Quds Force leader’s death. Needless to say, Iran had to show some form of reaction in order not to loose…

Why the killing of Qasem Soleimani isn’t war

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Qasem Soleimani, who was the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force was killed in a US drone strike on the 3nd of January 2020. Killed with him was Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy head of the Iran-backed Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF). Soleimani was considered to be the architect of Tehran’s…

The Return of Doomsday The New Nuclear Arms Race—and How Washington and Moscow Can Stop It

Reading Time: < 1 minute By Ernest J. Moniz And Sam Nunn The year is 2020. The Russian military is conducting a large exercise in Kaliningrad, a Russian exclave on the Baltic Sea that borders the NATO member states Lithuania and Poland. An observer aircraft from the Western alliance accidentally crosses into Russian airspace and is shot down by a…