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Hezbollah extends its creeping control over Lebanon

The results of the elections forced Hariri to consent to almost all of the demands made by Hezbollah during the prolonged, tiresome negotiations over the make-up of the government.

Behind the News – March 2019

Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, together with the PA Cabinet’s other ministers, collectively resigned. The resignations came two days after the Fatah Central Committee recommended the formation of a government made up of representatives of factions in the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and independent personalities, leaving out Hamas

Biblio File: Pyongyang’s Proliferation Inc.

North Korea is the world’s go-to proliferator of sophisticated and unconventional weapons and technology to some of the worst actors on earth.

Behind the News – February 2019

Israel has acknowledged that it was responsible for airstrikes against Iranian and Hezbollah targets in Syria on Jan. 20 and 21. 

Editorial: The new rules in Syria

The rules of engagement have changed in Syria following US President Donald Trump’s announcement that US forces will be withdrawn...

Israel’s new approach in Syria/ Gas cooperation opportunities

Update from AIJAC   Update 01/19 #03 This Update deals with the aftermath of the exchange of fire between Israel and Iran and its proxies over Syria...

The Trump Administration and Syria

On Dec. 19, US President Donald Trump announced in a tweet, latter confirmed in public statements by other Administration spokespeople, that he would be withdrawing US forces from Syria, as well as reducing American forces in Afghanistan.

Iran strengthened by Syria withdrawal and Mattis resignation

Two significant developments out of the United States will have likely have implications for Middle East – including Israel’s – immediate and long-term security. Most importantly, they are likely to leave a dangerous space that will be perfect for Iran to fill.

Behind the News – January 2019

Police recommend charging Bibi On Dec. 2, Israel Police recommended indicting Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, on charges of bribery, fraud...

Hezbollah and Iran’s regional strategy

Teheran is striving to implement its grand strategy to establish its presence and extend its power to threaten its enemies, spearheaded by Israel, by consolidating its control along the “Shi’ite crescent”.

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