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News Alert no. 140: Top adviser to Khamenei says U.S. is to be confronted and rolled back by Tehran-led “resistance axis”

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According to official Iranian media, Ali Akbar Velayati, a top adviser to the Supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said that a “resistance axis” led by Iran, and including Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and the [pro-Iranian forces in] Palestinian territories is “not only to fight against the dominance of foreigners in their countries”, but also […]

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Opinion no. 27: A desperate attempt to break diplomatic isolation: Kim Jong Un’s first official visit will be to Moscow

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“Kim Jong Un might be ready this year to come out of his cave a bit”[1], affirmed the North Korea expert John Delury[2], cited by The Washington Post, on January 14, 2015. After three years of almost complete diplomatic isolation, North Korea’s leader decided to stage his first official visit to Moscow, by accepting the […]

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Policy Brief no.69: Russia to deny foreign military superiority, according to bellicose propaganda

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On January 30, 2015, two senior Russian officials – Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Valery Gerasimov, the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces – have mentioned that Russia will deny any foreign military superiority. Quoted by Sputnik International, Shoigu said that “the task set by the president of not allowing military superiority over Russia […]

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Policy Brief no. 68: U.S. military advisers to be deployed near the front lines in Iraq, at Mosul

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A “senior U.S. military official” quoted by CNN said, on January 24, 2015, that U.S. military advisers already deployed to Iraq in order to significantly boost combat worthiness of Iraqi troops might be sent near the front lines at Mosul (the largest city in Northern Iraq and the largest city controlled by ISIL). Most probably, […]

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News Alert no. 108: India and Russia step up joint fifth generation aircraft development project just a few days before Obama’s visit

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The Times of India reports that on January 21, 2015, Manohar Parrikar, the Indian defence minister and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Shoigu, “have decided to fast-track joint military programmes, including the proposed joint development and production of the fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA)”[1], a project that has known virtually no progress in the last few years. […]

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