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Houthi Attack on the UAE | Iran Attempting to Dictate the Deterrence Equation

Information On January 17, 2022, an oil depot facility near the Abu Dhabi international airport was attacked apparently by assault drone(s). As a result of the attack, three people were killed, and six were injured. A Houthi military spokesman in Yemen claimed the Houthis carried out the attack. Background: The War in Yemen Yemen is one of the most strategically…

Is Lebanon on the Verge of a Military Coup?

This article was originally published in Algemeiner on July 22, 2021. Here is a link to the original article https://www.algemeiner.com/2021/07/22/is-lebanon-on-the-verge-of-a-military-coup/    A combination of sectarian politics, ethnic divide, animosity, and corruption has brought Lebanon — the country once called the “Paris of the Middle East” — to the brink of destruction. But there is another major reason for this: Iran…

Avi On The Lebanese Border

Special Briefing | The Crisis in Yemen | March 9, 2021

The war in Yemen is escalating and intensifying, creating a growing humanitarian crisis in Yemen, and fueling increasing instability in the region. This Video Briefing contextualizes the war in Yemen and outlines what can be done to stabilize Yemen and the region.  

My interview with Calev Ben David on 124 News The Rundown | March 3, 2021

My interview with Calev Ben David on 124 News The Rundown earlier this evening. Saudi Arabia, the Biden Administration, the Alliance of Moderation, Iranian threats in Gulf and the Red Sea.

Connecting the Dots | Special Briefing March 1, 2021

Special Briefing | March 1, 2021 Connecting the Dots | The Alliance of Moderation & Iranian Attack, US Attack Houthi Attack On Thursday, February 25th there was an explosion on an Israeli-owned commercial ship in the Gulf of Oman. Later that night – in the early hours of February 26th, United States forces attacked the Iman Ali Compound in eastern…

Glimpses of the new Biden administration’s policy in the Middle East

Contextualizing US Attack on Imam Ali Compound Syria (Feb 26, 2021)

Iran & Al Qaeda

The Elimination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran’s Top Nuclear Scientist & The Deterrence Equilibrium In The Middle East

Information On Friday, November 27, 2020, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a brigadier general in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran’s top nuclear scientist, and the head of Iran’s secret military nuclear program, was eliminated in Iran. Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu specifically named Mr. Fakhrizadeh in a briefing he held in April 2018 when Netanyahu unveiled the Iranian nuclear archives the Israeli…

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon Final Verdict | The End or A Beginning?

On March 1, 2009, a select body called the STL – the Special Tribunal for Lebanon was established. Its mission was to investigate the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, who – along with twenty-two other people – was killed on February 14, 2005. The STL, headquartered near The Hague with an office in Beirut, was established by…

Avi on the Watchman Newscast 9/1/20 UPDATE: Did Israel Just Strike Iran AGAIN in Syria?

Massive Explosion in the Port of Beirut, August 4, 2020 | Preliminary Observations by Avi Melamed

I am writing this article the day after a huge explosion that took place in the port of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, on August 4, 2020. In this article, I am not focusing on speculations. Instead, I am just concentrating on several initial diagnoses related to the incident. Basic information that can be assessed at this stage to be…

Video – Israel & Hezbollah on a Collision Course | Part 2 – The War in Syria

This is the second in a three-part series analyzing the current status between Hezbollah and Israel on the Israeli Lebanese border and assessing how things might evolve and why… This is a segment I filmed yesterday morning – given the events in Beirut, I will not for the meantime, be uploading the third in the series. I am, however, working…


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