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Iran's Quds Force Chief Visits Russia Despite Travel Ban: Reports

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.29.2016 | World

LONDON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - The head of Iran's elite military Quds Force, who is subject to a United Nations travel ban, has met senior Russian official...

Iran Army Mastermind's Tactics and Strategies: Soleimani

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 06.03.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Qassem Soleimani, Iranian military leader, ideologue, and commander in chief of the Quds force- a branch of the Islamic Republic's Revolutionary Guard Corps that conducts extraterritorial military and clandestine operations- has been coming out of his shell and becoming more vocal in stating his opinions.

The Enemy of My Enemy: Islamic State and the Internationalization of the Syrian and Iraqi Civil Wars

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics
Joseph V. Micallef

Iranian military deployment increased further during the summer of 2014, despite continued Iranian denials that there were any Iranian troops stationed in Iraq. On August 21, Iran's 81st Armored Division took part in a joint Iranian-Kurdish attack to liberate Jalawla from IS militants.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

What's Wrong With This Picture? For U.S. Fight Against ISIS, Everything | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Islamic Republic of Iran would like to make one thing clear: We've got this. Up until June 10, Iranian officials had been content...

Blowback in Yemen: Houthi Advance Is A Saudi Nightmare

David Hearst | Posted 12.20.2014 | World
David Hearst

Nothing illustrates the free-wheeling chaos of the Middle East better than what is going on in Yemen.

If There Are U.S. Air Strikes, They Should Not Be For the Purpose of Propping Up the Failed Iraqi State

William Bradley | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

While the Iraqi military, with some help from Iran and the U.S., may be able to hold on to what is left within its purview, it's hard to see it reclaiming much territory without major foreign interventions. Which could easily backfire, both for Tehran and Washington, the only capitals which might be involved.

Will Iran's Covert War Continue?

Daniel Nisman | Posted 02.07.2014 | World
Daniel Nisman

Amidst the flurry of debate over Iran's trustworthiness and willingness to transform itself into a responsible regional power, the destabilizing presence of the Quds Force cannot be ignored.

Saudi Arabia's Appropriate Response to Iran's Assassination Plot

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 12.16.2011 | World
Raymond J. Learsy

Rather than waiting for the United States government to take the lead would it not be salutary for this once to have Saudi Arabia take the initiative and formulate policy in response to Iran?

Joshua Hersh

Iran Assassination Plot: Skeptics Question Motive And Method Of An 'Amateur Hour' Scheme | Joshua Hersh | Posted 12.12.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- One national security analyst called it "amateur hour" and compared it to the work of the "Keystone Kops." Another described it as a "fu...

Ali Jafari, head of Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Vows Revenge On US And Britain

Times Online | Jenny Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards today vowed to take revenge against Britain and the United States whom he claims backed the group that killed ...

A Soft Power Opportunity for Iran

Kevin Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kevin Sullivan

In the neighboring country of Yemen, a very real opportunity to make good on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's promise of friendship is rapidly emerging for Iran.

Ahmad Vahidi, Iranian Cabinet Nominee, Wanted In Bombing Of Argentine Jewish Center

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HADEEL AL-SHALCHI, Associated Press Writer CAIRO — The man Iran's president has named to be defense minister is wanted in the 1994 bombing of a Jew...