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Deception Is Key to Chinese Military Strategies
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Deception Is Key to Chinese Military Strategies

Despite the long tradition of valuing deception by Chinese military leaders, few studies on Chinese military power touch on the issue. By Aaron Jensen The role of deception in military operations has long been valued by Chinese military leaders and strategists. Despite this long tradition, few studies on Chinese military power touch on the People’s Liberation...

Why Turkey needs a new crisis with Greece in Mediterranean
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Why Turkey needs a new crisis with Greece in Mediterranean

Turkey’s current leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan creates a crisis every month with different countries as a way to fan nationalism and religious extremism at home and distract from mishandling of the economy. Last November Turkey signed a deal with the embattled government of Tripoli in Libya and laid claim to a massive swath...

Are The U.S. And Its Partners Losing Their Grip On Syria’s North East?
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Are The U.S. And Its Partners Losing Their Grip On Syria’s North East?

The oil-rich province of Deir ez-Zor, located in Eastern Syria, has witnessed another escalation between the local Arab populace and the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Unexpectedly for the SDF and the U.S. military, the protesters have established control over several towns, and it seems they are willing to go further. Sources close to the...

Analysis – The Beirut blast changes everything
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Analysis – The Beirut blast changes everything

By  Yoav Limor Even before all the details emerged about the enormous explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday, it was clear that this was an event that would change things completely and whose ramifications are far from being known. Because things in the Middle East don’t tend to blow up on their own, one’s first instinct is to...

Turkey, not Iran is the region’s real Nemesis
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Turkey, not Iran is the region’s real Nemesis

By Micha Gefen Israel has always focused on the threat that Iran poses to it and the Western world. While this threat is very real, Turkey led, but neo-sultan Erdogan poses far more formidable threat to the Jewish State. Turkey’s current dispute wit Greece and Egypt over their expanding gas deal in the Eastern Mediterranean is...

Who are the real winners and losers of the US troop withdrawal from Germany?
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Who are the real winners and losers of the US troop withdrawal from Germany?

One month ago, the US followed through with US President Donald Trump’s threat to withdraw a large chunk of its troops from Germany and redistribute part of them throughout other European countries. The US announced a long-term plan, according to which almost 12,000 US soldiers will be leaving Germany. Around half will be re-deployed to Belgium, Italy...

The U.S. has AI competition all wrong
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The U.S. has AI competition all wrong

The development of artificial intelligence was once a largely technical issue, confined to the halls of academia and the labs of the private sector. Today, it is an arena of geopolitical competition. The United States and China each invest billions every year in growing their AI industries, increasing the autonomy and power of futuristic weapons...

China’s Military Has An Achilles’ Heel: Its Lack Of Air Force Tankers
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China’s Military Has An Achilles’ Heel: Its Lack Of Air Force Tankers

Aircraft carriers, stealth fighters, anti-satellite weapons, drones, cyber attack technology and a growing arsenal of ballistic missiles are all among a series of Chinese weapons said to present serious concerns for Pentagon leaders. Aircraft carriers, stealth fighters, anti-satellite weapons, drones, cyber attack technology and a growing arsenal of ballistic missiles are all among a series...