January 18, 2019
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,…
January 2, 2019
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…
December 27, 2018
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…
December 8, 2018
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.
October 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.
October 13, 2018
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…
October 13, 2018
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…
October 10, 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.
September 4, 2018
Post-Election Iraq: A Spinning Whirlpool
The May 2018 general elections in Iraq primarily centered on three issues: Fighting rampant corruption of government agencies; Rehabilitating Iraq, estimated at 100 billion USD; Preserving the political and geographic integrity of Iraq as an Arab state in the face of growing Iranian influence and intervention – and to a lesser extent, separatist sentiments of the Iraqi Kurds. Iraqi society…
August 30, 2018
Will Iran Deepen its Intervention in Iraq?
Information: Since the Mullah regime seized power in Iran in 1979, their goal has been to “Export the Islamic Revolution.” The goal of which is for Iran to become the regional superpower and to restore the Shi’ites as the rulers of the Muslim world – a position which in the Shi’ite theology, was taken from them in Kerbala in the…
June 22, 2018
Kites, Flames, Soccer – War in Gaza Around the Corner?
Information: The Palestinian Great March of Return Campaign, which was launched at the end of March 2018, has primarily taken place in the Gaza Strip near the Israeli-Gaza border. From the onset of the Campaign, in addition to attempts to storm the Israeli-Gaza border fence, Palestinians from the Gaza Strip attached Molotov cocktails, containers of burning fuel, explosive devices, etc.…
May 17, 2018
Recording of May 13th 2018 Teleconference Briefing ~ Unfolding Events in the Region
On Sunday, May 13, 2018 I held a Conference Call Briefing. On the call I provided up to date information and analysis regarding unfolding events in the region including: The US withdrawal from the JCPOA The unfolding events in Syria & on Israel’s northern border The upcoming US Embassy move The March of Return in Gaza Below is a link…
May 12, 2018
Israeli-Iranian Military Collision on May 10, 2018 – Immediate Observations
On May 10, 2018 the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRG) shot twenty rockets at Israel from inside Syria. In response, Israel struck Syrian-based IRG weapons depots, logistics sites, and intelligence bases – as well as a Syrian army surface-to-air missile battery. It is my analysis that this Israeli-Iranian military collision of May 10, 2018 has left Iran – for now –…
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