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Yoram East

Yoram East
Yoram East is a retired Israeli colonel born in Jerusalem, who writes about foreign policy and goings-on in the Middle East. Sadly, Yoram passed away in October 2010.

The Case for Dividing Iraq

At the turn of the 20th century the territory which is today's Iraq was managed by the Sultan's government in Istanbul as three separate provinces (vilayets).

The Little Known WMD Threat During The Second War in Lebanon

When hostilities broke out in July between Israel and Hezbollah following the abduction of two IDF soldiers and the killing of eight others, Israel retaliated by first destroying all of Hezbollah's medium and long range missiles.

Trouble in Baluchistan

Pakistan's gas and oil reserves under threat of tribal leaders' demands for greater sharing of revenues.
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Hezbollah Weapons Systems: G2 Analyst Special Report

More than 200 hundred rockets were fired from south Lebanon into Israel on Friday and Saturday adding up to over 1,000 over the past two weeks.
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How Could It Happen – New Zealand and 9/11 Jihadi Terror...

New Zealand security and intelligence authorities embarrassed by 9/11 terrorist suspect who turns up in a New Zealand flight school.
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Hezbollah – A Possible Tool in The Service of Iran

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's aggressive verbal maneuvers and his close relations with the Lebanese Hezbollah are part of Iran's overall intimidation policies. If he goes too far Israel will undoubtedly teach him a serious lesson.

The Shadow Terrorists of North America

Legal activities to save and protect the environment are to be commended but like any other ideological philosophy the fringe does not comply with rules of law and order...
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Beware of Laughing At The Man Wearing New Balance Sneakers

One of the more bizarre events at the rim of the battle for Iraq happened some two weeks ago when U.S. Army Maj. General Rick Lynch tried to ridicule Jordanian born terrorist Musab al-Zarqawi.

Generals and Politicians

Those who support the generals in their call to sack the Secretary of Defense are playing with fire, probably without realizing the potential ramifications of this action.

U.S. Global Strategic Missile Project

The U.S. global missile defense program is slowly gaining momentum. Following Japan's decision to join the ambitious project, the U.S. is now negotiating with Poland.
differing opinions.

Three Years Down – More to Come?

At the beginning of the fourth year of the war some tend to forget the U.S. initiated this campaign with wide-open eyes but at the same time with limited thought given to its aftermath.

Water Wars are Looming on the Horizon

U.K. Minister of Defense John Reid revealed he had instructed his department to examine strategic aspects related to energy, water resources and the availability and situation of arable land worldwide.
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The Baseej Force of Iran to Receive Full Police-Military Powers

On the 27th anniversary of the Iranian Baseej militia President Ahmadinejad said the one million strong force of volunteers would now become part of Iran's military and police systems.

Iran Benefits From Chaos in Iraq

The rapid return from Lebanon last week of Ayatollah Muqtada al-Sadr, better known as the militant leader of the Mahadi Militia in Iraq, is significant not only because of the young clergy's concern...

An Anti-Terror Political Party Formed in Somalia

Western intelligence analysts specializing in events around the Horn of Africa say it is unclear what lays behind the forming of a new political party, which is nothing more than a group of warlords.
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Russia’s Recent Approach to Hamas Creates Unjustified Anger

From a strategic point of view the Russian president acted with Russian interests in mind and in light of his own problems with Muslim insurgency in the Caucasus.