Col. (ret.) Pesach Malovany has served in various position within the IDF Intelligence Directorate, specializing in intelligence gathering and analysis. Today, he is an independent researcher focusing on Arab militaries.
Assad's military underwent a profound upheaval during the years of the civil war, which brought it to the point of almost complete dissolution. However, the increased Russian involvement in the country has contributed greatly to the rehabilitation of the Syrian Armed Forces. All of these developments also include some good news for Israel
The Syrian military has embarked on a process of reconstruction and rehabilitation after a bloody civil war that lasted several long years. A review of the Syrian efforts (with Russian and Iranian support) to restore their military to its former glory
The Syrian opposition website "Zaman al-Wasl" attempts to provide a plausible explanation for the failure of the Syrian air-defense systems to counter airstrikes in Syrian territory. Are the Russians selling 'degraded' systems to the Syrians? Special review of the findings of the Syrian analysis
On the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War, Col. (res.) Pesach Malovany reexamines the Iraqi "Operation Moked" of 1980, which aimed at neutralizing the Iranian Air Force at the outset of the Iran-Iraq war, and was inspired by the original Operation Moked executed by the Israeli Air Force in 1967
The last few years have witnessed a growing Iranian military involvement in the fighting between Shi'ite and Sunni forces in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen. So who exactly are the Iranian militia forces operating on foreign soil?
The victory in Aleppo is a significant moment for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in his bloody and prolonged war against the opposition to his regime. What will become of Syria now, and what are the implications with regard to Israel?
The war in Syria has been raging for more than five years, with no end in sight. In recent months, the fighting has focused on the northern part of the country, within the boundaries of Syria's second largest and second most important city, Aleppo