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Transition of Power Within Hezbollah?

Transition of Power Within Hezbollah?

Information:     Since early December 2018 until the date of this Intelligence Bulletin, Lebanese Hezbollah leader, Hassan Nasrallah has not appeared in public, nor has he delivered any visual or audio messages. Reportedly, he is hospitalized following a heart attack. The reports are denied by Hezbollah as well as by a Senior Iranian Official. Hezbollah is a Lebanese Shi’ite organization,…

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Rapprochement In Syria – A Tipping Point? (A Podcast)

President Trump’s decision to withdraw US forces from Syria has accelerated the Arab world’s rapprochement to Assad. But there is a price to pay…Who are the possible winners and who are the potential losers?    For More of my Articles & Podcasts on Syria: My Enemy is My Best Asset Chaos Spreads in Syria – An Opportunity for a Strategic…

Briefing Following Trump Announcement to Withdraw US Forces from Syria

Conference Call Briefing Following Trump Announcement to Withdraw US Forces from Syria

This is a recording of a conference call briefing I held on Sunday, December 23, 2018 in which I provided my immediate analysis of the ramifications of US President, Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw United States forces from Syria.   For Related Articles & Podcasts: Zoom In ~ Zoom Out | Lebanon & Iran My Enemy is My Best Asset…

The War In Yemen - It's About Iran

The War in Yemen – It’s About Iran

What is the war in Yemen about? Why is it so important? Why is it relevant to the United States? The Saudi’s must curb the Iranian aggressive expansion throughout the Middle East – because what happens in the Middle East does not stay in the Middle East.   Facebook Comments #wpdevar_comment_6 span,#wpdevar_comment_6 iframe{width:100% !important;}

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Assassination of British Radio Broadcaster in Lebanon

British Radio Broadcaster, Gavin Ford was found dead last week outside of Beirut Lebanon. A British citizen, Ford had lived in Lebanon for more than twenty years. What is the connection of Ford’s mysterious demise to Lebanese politics?   Facebook Comments #wpdevar_comment_7 span,#wpdevar_comment_7 iframe{width:100% !important;}

Gaza Update October 26 - 27, 2018

Gaza Update October 26 – 27, 2018

Update and analysis of the overnight attack by Islamic Jihad In Palestine (IJIP) on Israeli communities in Otef Aza (the areas surrounding the Gaza Strip), the IDF response, and the subsequent behavior of IJIP.   Facebook Comments #wpdevar_comment_8 span,#wpdevar_comment_8 iframe{width:100% !important;}

Zoom In ~ Zoom Out | The Reopening of the Jordan-Syria Nassib Border Crossing

Zoom In ~ Zoom Out | The Reopening of the Jordan-Syria Nassib Border Crossing

On the surface, the Reopening of the Nassib Border Crossing, connecting Syria and Jordan, which has been closed since 2015 might give the impression that the situation in Syria has stabilized and that Bashar al Assad, the President of Syria, has restored his sovereignty and control over the country. However, zooming in and zooming out helps you understand that that…

Who Is Jamal Khashoggi?

Who Is Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi?

  On October 2, 2018 Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, entered the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Istanbul, Turkey and has not been seen since. Who was he? And why does his disappearance offer us a glimpse into one of the central power Middle East power struggles? Listen to my podcast to find out… Facebook Comments #wpdevar_comment_10 span,#wpdevar_comment_10 iframe{width:100% !important;}

Iran Can’t Fulfill Its Hopes of a Shia Corridor Without Iraq

Iran Can’t Fulfill Its Hopes of a Shia Corridor Without Iraq

Below please see my article  Iran Can’t Fulfill Its Hopes of a Shia Corridor Without Iraq, published by The Atlantic Council  Atlantic Council ~ IranSource | Understanding and Analyzing a Multifaceted Iran on October 12, 2018 Iran Can’t Fulfill Its Hopes of a Shia Corridor Without Iraq BY AVI MELAMED Iranian and Iraqi flag (moqavemati) Since the Iranian regime seized power in…

Iran Can’t Fulfill Its Hopes of a Shia Corridor Without Iraq

Atlantic Council ~ IranSource | Understanding and Analyzing a Multifaceted Iran

Below please see my article  Iran Can’t Fulfill Its Hopes of a Shia Corridor Without Iraq, published by The Atlantic Council  on October 12, 2018 Iran Can’t Fulfill Its Hopes of a Shia Corridor Without Iraq BY AVI MELAMED Iranian and Iraqi flag (moqavemati) Since the Iranian regime seized power in 1979, its goal has been for Iran to become a…

Zoom In Zoom Out - Lebanon Iran

Zoom In ~ Zoom Out | Lebanon & Iran

Why does Hezbollah want to head the Ministry of Health in the next Lebanese government? Facebook Comments #wpdevar_comment_13 span,#wpdevar_comment_13 iframe{width:100% !important;}

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Avi on TV7 Israel News ~ Syria, Iran, Russia, Israel & More….

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Lebanon and The STL as of October 7 2018

Lebanon and The STL as of October 7 2018

This podcast explores the latest on the investigation of The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), an international tribunal established in March 2009, whose primary mandate is to hold trials for the people accused of carrying out the attack on February 14, 2005 which killed 22 people, including the former prime minister of Lebanon, Rafiq Hariri, and injured many others. Facebook…

Contextualizing Israel’s Nation State Law.

Contextualizing Israel’s Nation State Law ~ New ADDITION to my Fall Lecture Tour

Given recent developments, I have decided to add a new lecture to my upcoming lecture tour to the US ~ November 5 to December 9, 2018. entitled: Identity of Paradoxes: Contextualizing Israel’s Nation State Law. In July 2018, the Israeli Knesset passed the ‘Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People.’ The bill has generated an impassioned discussion within…

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