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International Affairs Analyst 

Focusing on the Middle East & Russia

Arman Mahmoudian

Latest Analysis 


The Iran-Israel Quasi War in Syria 


Since the terror attacks of October 7, which led to the massacre of over 1,100 Israeli citizens, the general assumption was that Israel, for the foreseeable future, would focus its attention on Gaza. By diverting its attention from the strip to Iran, Syria, and Lebanon, Israel enabled Hamas to conduct such an operation in the first place. Although Israel’s army is conducting  a full-scale ground invasion of the Gaza Strip, its military has not overlooked other hostile fronts


Why Iran Sent the Houthis to War Against Israel

Following the downing of numerous Houthi drones over the Red Sea by the U.S. and allied navies, the U.S. Department of Defense’s announcement of Operation Prosperity Guardian, the forthcoming international initiative aimed at safeguarding maritime commerce in the Red Sea, has heightened .....


Kerman Terrorist Attack Highlights Iranian Intelligence Failures

Jan. 3 terrorist attack in Kerman that killed nearly 100 people – the worst such incident in recent memory for the Islamic Republic – was a stark reminder of the Iranian intelligence community’s vulnerabilities and failures. The failure  ...

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