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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,

Yemeni government forces (Archive photo: AP)

Yemen: The Battle of Hodeida is Underway

The operation launched on May 11, 2018, was aimed at seizing control of the two districts in Hodeida and setting the stage for another larger offensive on the western city of Hodeida, the last major coastal area under Houthi control

Malaysian protest against Israel's offensive in Gaza (Archive photo: AP)

The Malaysia-Hamas Connection

The recent assassination of Fadi al-Batsh has shed more light on Hamas's activity in Malaysia – a Muslim country that has long been at odds with Israel. Col. (res.) Dr. Shaul Shay surveys the Malaysian government's years-long support of the Palestinian cause and of the terrorist organization in particular

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with Spanish Defence Minister Maria Dolores de Cospedal after signing the framework deal (Photo: AP)

Saudi Arabia, Spain Ink $2.2B Deal for Avante 2200 Corvettes

Saudi Arabia and Spain signed a $2.2 billion framework agreement on defense cooperation. The Kingdom will buy five Avante 2200 Corvettes from the Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia

Barakah nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi's Western desert (Photo: AP)

UAE's First Nuclear Reactor Completed

The United Arab Emirates announced last week that one of the four nuclear reactors at the Barakah power plant had been completed. UAE's desire for a nuclear program could also be seen as part of the greater Sunni reaction to Iran’s program and the fear of a Shia nuclear bomb

Royal Saudi Land Forces and units of Special Forces of the Pakistani army in a joint military exercise (Photo: SPA via AP)

Pakistan Increases Military Support to Saudi Arabia

In a move to bolster military ties with Riyadh, Islamabad recently announced it would deploy additional troops to the kingdom. Saudi Arabia hopes that the Pakistani Army would help improve their ground forces capabilities

A Sikorsky BLACK HAWK helicopter operated by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense (Photo: Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Martin's Contribution to Saudi Vision 2030

As a part of the efforts to develop a strong arms industry to reduce the country's dependence on oil, Saudi Arabia signed two new contracts with Lockheed Martin to locally produce Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bombs and Blackhawk helicopters