Tag Archives: Vladimir Putin

How Telegram Channeled Russia’s Political Intrigue

“We think of it as our responsibility to inform critical observers,” the blogger, who called himself NeZygar, said. “We don’t publish in the traditional blogosphere. We publish for those who understand and can evaluate.” Continue reading

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The Many Faces of Vladimir Putin: A Political Psychology Profile

Putin’s background as a KGB intelligence officer has colored his entire professional life. The KGB shaped his ethos and his sense of identity—the embodiment of a boyhood dream. Less useful commentary – either vilifying his KGB service or downplaying it – misses a more important question, having to do with how Putin’s skills (“I am a specialist in human relations”) manifest themselves. Continue reading

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Sheikh Ayman al-Zawahiri Strives to Direct Jihad Against the State of Israel

Intelligence Report During the past year and a half, Al-Qaeda leader Sheikh Ayman al-Zawahiri has mentioned the State of Israel with increasing frequency. This trend reflects his desire to place Palestine at the center of jihadist discourse, and to direct … Continue reading

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Liwa’a Zulfiqar: Birth of A New Shia Militia in Syria?

jihadolgy.net By Phillip Smyth (psmyth@jihadology.net) On June 5, 2013, the same day Lebanese Hizballah declared victory at the Battle of Qusayr, a page for a new Damascus-based Shia militia group, Liwa’a Zulfiqar (LZ or the Zulfiqar Battalion), was created on Facebook. The … Continue reading

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Russia renews its old role in Middle East

Media ReportFlush with billions in oil money, plus a former KGB officer in firm control of the government, where does a Russian bear first step as it wakes from a diplomatic hibernation that began with the end of the Cold … Continue reading

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TEHRAN TO DECIDE WHO CAN RUN FOR PRESIDENT

PolicyWatch 2076As the regime narrows the list of approved candidates for the upcoming presidential election, Washington should criticize Tehran for limiting who is permitted to run. On May 12, Iran’s Guardian Council will begin deliberations on which candidates can participate in … Continue reading

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القيادة المشتركة للجيش السوري الحر رسالة مفتوحة إلى جماعة الأخوان المسلمين في سورية

القيادة المشتركة للجيش السوري الحر رسالة مفتوحة إلى جماعة الأخوان المسلمين في سورية.

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Fla. State Senator: We Need to “Vaccinate” Against Shariah

By Tim Murphy As I reported in a piece for the print magazine last summer, Florida has emerged as sort of the Thunderdome of the anti-Shariah movement, with a host of lawmakers at the municipal, state, and federal level working … Continue reading

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The Invasion of Iraq: A Balance Sheet

This commentary appeared on RAND.org and Global Security.org on March 22, 2013. Historically, wars were fought primarily for material gain: livestock, treasure, tribute, or territory. More recently, however, the profit motive for war has declined as life has become more precious and conquest and plunder … Continue reading

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North Korea threatens Guam, Hawaii, rest of U.S.

*** Open Source — Views Are Those of the Authors ***   http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/03/26/north-korea-threatens-rocket-strikes/2020275/   Analysts say it’s time for China to get tough on its ally.   Calum MacLeod and Oren Dorell, USA TODAY   March 26, 2013  North Korea … Continue reading

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