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Portrait of Qasem Soleimani, Commander of the Iranian IRGC’ Qods Force

Qasem Soleimani’s approach to developments in the regional arena reflect the basic concept of the Iranian regime… Read more

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A Short Biography of Qasem Soleimani

Qasem Soleimani’s background… Read more

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Qasem Soleimani’s Involvement in the Syrian Civil War

Iranian Involvement in the Syrian civil war… Read more

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Qasem Soleimani’s Involvement in Iraq

Since the beginning of the American occupation of Iraq in 2003, the Qods Force has led Iran’s collaboration with the Iraqi Shi’ite militias… Read more

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Qasem Soleimani’s Involvement in the Palestinian Arena and Israel

Since the 1990s, the Qods Force has operated in the Palestinian arena to encourage, promote and finance terrorist attacks against Israel… Read more

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Qasem Soleimani’s Involvement in Lebanon

For years Lebanon had been considered the flagship of the Qods Force’s activity to promote the armed campaign against Israel… Read more

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Qasem Soleimani’s Involvement in Yemen and other Middle Eastern states

Iran regards Yemen as an important part of its regional policy of establishing an Iranian ground and naval presence at the entrance of the Red Sea… Read more

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Qasem Soleimani’s Involvement in Internal Iranian Politics

One of the sources of Soleimani’s power is his close ties to the leadership of the Iranian regime… Read more

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Qasem Soleimani’s Public Image

The public support for Soleimani increased to the level of a personality cult… Read more

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Possible Lifting of International Sanctions on Qasem Soleimani in the Wake of the Nuclear Agreement

Soleimani has been included on several lists of senior Iranian officials on whom international sanctions were imposed… Read more

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Harakat Al-Sabireen – Iran’s New Palestinian Terror Group

Harakat al-Sabireen, a Palestinian militant group active primarily in Gaza, is dedicated to “the Shari’a obligation of jihad in the path of God” against Israel based on Iran’s revolutionary Islamist ideology… Read more

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Who Was Hossein Hamedani, the Senior IRGC Commander Killed in Syria

Hossein Hamedani was the most senior Iranian military officer on a foreign operation to be killed in 36 years… Read more

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The Iranian Worldwide Terrorist Threat

The Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community for 2015 does not mention Iran and Hezbollah, which were previously presented as a major source of terrorism… Read more

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The Sunni-Shi’ite Schism is One of the Most Influential Factors in Current Middle East Conflicts

The depth of the Sunni-Shi’ite schism can be seen in all the major arenas where regional conflicts are being waged… Continue reading

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Yusuf al-Qaradawi Calls on Muslims to Support the Rebels in Syria

Al-Qaradawi’s remarks reflect the deepening Sunni-Shi’ite schism in the Middle East… Continue reading

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Hezbollah: Portrait of a Terrorist Organization

Hezbollah has a 30-year history of terrorist activity in Lebanon, the Middle East and around the globe, directed against Israel, the Jewish people, the United States and the West, pro-Western Arab states and Hezbollah’s enemies in Lebanon… Continue reading

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Hezbollah’s Terrorist Activity, 2000-2012

Hezbollah has actively participated in the worldwide anti-Israeli campaign of terrorism led by Iran’s Qods Force, attempting to carry out terrorist attacks against Israeli diplomats and tourists… Continue reading

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Hezbollah’s Terrorist Activities during the 1990s

In the 1990s Hezbollah combined terrorist attacks in Israeli territory and overseas with guerilla warfare against the IDF in the Lebanese security zone and sporadic rocket fire at Israel… Continue reading

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Hezbollah’s Terrorist Activities during the 1980s

Hezbollah’s terrorist activity during the first years of its existence focused on the United States and France, the main targets of a wave of terrorist attacks in Lebanon and elsewhere… Continue reading

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The Sunni-Shia Conflict Will Be the Major Feature of Middle East Politics for Decades

We are not just talking here about theological differences but a battle between individual leaders, organizations, and states for power and primacy… Continue reading

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Israel is in Good Shape Because So Many Others Decided Not to Be

The more I think about Israel’s security situation at this moment, the better it looks… Continue reading

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“And What Do You Want to Say to the Iraqi People?”

I’ve been interviewed a number of times, for example, by Iraqi journalists. But this time there was a different kind of question at the end of the interview… Continue reading

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The Middle East: Brave New World or Scary New Master?

If you want a sense of where the Middle East is going, consider this viewpoint from an unlikely source… Continue reading

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Subversion and Exporting the Islamic Revolution in Latin America

Iran invests considerable resources in its battle for hearts and minds and in exporting the Iranian revolution in Latin American countries… Continue reading

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Iranian and Hezbollah Involvement in Criminal Activities in Latin America

According to findings presented before the January 18, 2012 session of the U.S. Congress, through its proxies Iran is involved in numerous criminal activities in Latin America… Continue reading

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