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Dr. Shaul Shay

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אל"מ (במיל') ד"ר שאול שי, היסטוריון וסופר, לשעבר קצין המודיעין של פיקוד דרום וראש מחלקת היסטוריה בצה"ל. כיום משמש מרצה במרכז הבינתחומי בהרצליה,

A deadly attack by ISIS militants on an Egyptian police checkpoint in el-Arish (Archive photo: AP)

The 9/11 Terror Attack In North Sinai

ISIS militants ambushed a police convoy in northern Sinai on Monday, killing eighteen policemen and wounding seven others in one of the deadliest attacks this year in the region

Egyptian and Russian paratroopers ahead of a joint exercise (Photo Credit: Russian Ministry of Defence)

Egyptian Paratroopers to Train with Ratnik-3 Combat Gear

During a joint military exercise with Russia slated for September 2017, Egyptian airborne units will examine the advanced Russian-made Ratnik-3 infantry combat system

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, shakes hands with Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (Photo: AP)

Turkey Set to Launch Military Base in Somalia

Turkey will open its largest overseas military training camp in the Somali capital of Mogadishu in September 2017. Ankara is seeking to expand its influence in Africa in a bid to transform Turkey from a regional state into a sort of neo-Ottoman Empire

Hamas militants from the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades (Photo: AP)

Hamas at a Crossroads

A decade since the takeover of the Gaza Strip, Hamas finds itself at a crossroads – whether to opt for a compromise with the PA or to strengthen relations with the Shiite world. And what about another confrontation with Israel? Special analysis of the geopolitical situation in the Gaza Strip

Photo courtesy of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff

Egypt, Greece Conclude Joint Exercise 'Medusa 2017'

Egypt and Greece became strategic allies to tackle common challenges and threats in the unstable Middle East. Col. (res.) Dr. Shaul Shay considers the military ties between the two states

Chinese frigate (Photo: AP)

China Opens First Overseas Base in Djibouti

China has officially opened its first overseas military base in Djibouti, though Beijing insists that the base is purely a support center for Chinese peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts in the region