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Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU): Can they be integrated into the Iraqi security forces?

Introduction On June 3, 2020, several Iraqi media outlets reported that the Chairman of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), Falih Al-Fayyadh, issued a circular letter that included a series of instructions addressed to all PMU factions, obligating them to terminate … Continue reading

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My report in Erudite.com Iranian Way of War

DeAtkine: The Iranian Way of War: The Father of Hybrid Warfare  By Norvell “Tex” DeAtkine, for Erudite.report. May, 2020.  for the article with graphics go to http://www.erudite.report/reports/report.006.pdf The academic and media angst at the early January killing of Qassem Al-Soleimani, … Continue reading

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What if the Iranians get too big for their Britches?

  Recently there  have been suggestions that the Iranians are hoping to provoke an all-out conflict with United States,  ostentatiously harassing our warships in the Gulf,  ( Iran today bragged that they have 112 new speed boats to  harass our … Continue reading

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Iran: ” Better to Kill Thousands Now than Millions later” Saddam Hussein.

  For past few weeks Ive been reading books on Iran, specifically those concerned with the fall of the Shah in 1978. The one above is a gem..the best and most informative and readable of the many I have read. … Continue reading

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The Muslim Brotherhood

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The Iranians lose one… in Iraq

Despite massive problems with their faltering economy and uncontrolled COVID-19 spread,  Iran continues its quest to become the Middle Eastern regional power.  The  ruling Mullahs have a pathological hatred and fear of the United States , which. has not, nor … Continue reading

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Lightning ( killer viruses) does strike twice in Iran

In 1918 the “Spanish Flu” swept over the world killing 50 million people and one of the worst hit countries was Iran. One has to wonder why Iran again? Are there any commonalities we can surface as to why Iran … Continue reading

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Why Coronavirus is potentially more virulent in Middle East?

As the panic surrounding the Coronavirus continues to grow, it is useful to look at where it would seem it would be most virulent. The first point here is that health care, like almost every other aspect of life, it is … Continue reading

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Russia and the Middle East

A recent photo appearing in the news showed   Putin and  Erdogan , discussing their “peace treaty” in Syria, siting in a room overlooked by a statue of Catherine the Great. If one believes in symbology as it seems almost … Continue reading

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Syria: The Turkish -Iranian Battleground

In the Syrian war which has been going on since March 2011 and  while some observers say the end is in sight,  in reality it is only about to begin a new phase. The ISIS has been defeated or contained, … Continue reading

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