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Qatar Emir Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani (Photo: AP)

Between Qatar and Iran: Rehearsals for a Shi'ite-Sunni War

Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori considers the crisis in the Persian Gulf and argues that the recent developments in the region are most likely "the beginning of a real war that will hit Qatar indirectly and the Islamic Republic of Iran directly." Opinion

The Future Strategy of the World Uyghur Congress

The assessment of China's "One Belt One Road" Initiative is at the core of the political debate in the World Uyghur Congress, as Islamist Uyghurs interpret the initiative as an attempt to repress the insurgency in East Turkestan and to control the local Muslim radicalism

Photo: IDF

Between Military Victory and Political Achievement

The Israeli victory in the Six-Day War had led to a major rift between the warring parties, to the point where peace was unachievable. Accordingly, Maj. Gen. (ret.) David Ivry maintains that military deterrence should not be an objective in itself, but a part of the political achievements. Opinion

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot (Photo: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)

Israel, Time and Power: Potentially Devastating Chronologies

Israeli political and military planners normally consider the power-granting importance of tangible territory, or space. Nonetheless, time is also an important component of Israel's cumulative national influence, and should be more closely examined. Opinion
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