SDI: A Basis for a Multi-Layered Defense Against Ballistic Missiles

SDI: A Basis for a Multi-Layered Defense Against Ballistic Missiles

February 6, 2020 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI, or Star Wars) program was developed in the US in the 1980s with the aim of providing a hermetic defense against

02/11/2020
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper on how the Navy can get to 355 ships

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper on how the Navy can get to 355 ships

In the wake of reports that the Navy may cut shipbuilding in its upcoming budget request, Esper said he is “fully committed” to building a fleet of 355 ships or larger. But

02/10/2020
African Union rejects Trump’s Middle East peace plan

African Union rejects Trump’s Middle East peace plan

African leaders on Sunday condemned US President Donald Trump’s Mideast peace plan as illegitimate, taking advantage of an African Union summit to voice solidarity with “the Palestinian cause”.

02/10/2020
Turkey will do the necessary if reinforcements to Idlib blocked, Defence Minister says

Turkey will do the necessary if reinforcements to Idlib blocked, Defence Minister says

Turkey's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Sunday Ankara would do what is necessary if Syrian government forces try to block military reinforcements to the observation posts in last rebel-held

02/10/2020
Turkish army convoys bring heavy firepower to Idlib – video

Turkish army convoys bring heavy firepower to Idlib – video

Video footage surfaced on social media on Sunday of large Turkish military convoys transporting heavy weapons through Syria’s Idlib, as Turkey seeks to reinforce its observation posts amid the Syrian army’s advancement in the northeast province.
Elizabeth Tsurkov of the Foreign Policy Research Institute shared videos of columns of tanks, armoured vehicles, jeeps and supply shipments crossing through towns.

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02/10/2020
Arab Media accuse US, Israel of coronavirus conspiracy against China

Arab Media accuse US, Israel of coronavirus conspiracy against China

One report claimed that it was no coincidence that the coronavirus was largely absent from the US and Israel.

02/10/2020
US Halts drone programme with Turkey over Syria Incursion

US Halts drone programme with Turkey over Syria Incursion

The halt to US assistance will test Turkey’s military and intelligence capabilities at a time its forces are deployed on multiple fronts in northern Syria.

02/10/2020
No Daylight Between Trump, Netanyahu – But Will the Sun Set On Annexation?

No Daylight Between Trump, Netanyahu – But Will the Sun Set On Annexation?

Likud voters in Judea and Samaria are a relatively small yet influential group, and Netanyahu is left doing damage control and repeating over and over that annexation will really happen.

02/09/2020
US court dismisses Turkey’s attempt to shut down Erdogan bodyguard attack cases

US court dismisses Turkey’s attempt to shut down Erdogan bodyguard attack cases

The incident took place in May 2017 during a visit to the US by the Turkish president. About a dozen bodyguards beat-up a group demonstrating outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence

02/09/2020
9 FEB 2020 Lebanon Forms a New Government, but Popular Protests Persist

9 FEB 2020 Lebanon Forms a New Government, but Popular Protests Persist

Hezbollah's rising influence in Lebanon, manifested inter alia in its control over the new government formed in Lebanon, poses a dilemma, including for Israel. Are the Lebanese state and Hezbollah

02/09/2020
12 NOV 2019 MAP UPDATE: US TROOPS’ DEPLOYMENTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

12 NOV 2019 MAP UPDATE: US TROOPS’ DEPLOYMENTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

For decades, the United States has operated out of bases and facilities throughout the Middle East. As security priorities have changed and relationships with host countries have evolved, so have the locations and needs of U.S. forces in the region.

Over the years, some of these bases or facilities have caused controversy. Some have come under discussion as regional disputes have brought their use into question.

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11/13/2019
11 NOV Cairo Seeks Mediation for Talks on Ethiopian Dam

11 NOV Cairo Seeks Mediation for Talks on Ethiopian Dam

CAIRO — US President Donald Trump sponsored a meeting of the foreign ministers of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia Nov. 6. The meeting was chaired by both Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and World Bank President David Malpass, and it led to the planning of four meetings to be held among the ministers of water resources of the three countries in order to conclude an agreement by Jan. 15, 2020, on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, or GERD.

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11/13/2019
12 NOV 2019 Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper Travels to Israel

12 NOV 2019 Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper Travels to Israel

The State Department is sending a top official to Israel amid a spike in violence between the country’s military and militants in the Gaza Strip.

Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper is traveling to Israel Tuesday and will leave Saturday, the department said in a statement.

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11/13/2019
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About Association of Geo-Strategic Analysis (AGSA)
AGSA arose in the aftermath of the 1991 Operation Desert Storm, recognizing the critical failure of Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), from strategic to tactical levels,

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28 FEB 2024 Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh has issued a warning to Israel & the U.S. amid the war in Gaza. The Hamas leader called on the Arab world to support the Palestinian resistance with weapons. He added that the Israelis are killing Palestinians by starving the population of Gaza. Watch this video for all the details. ... See MoreSee Less

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