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Syria’s Role in the Iraq Insurgency

February 28, 2009

On October 26, 2008, U.S. Special Forces launched a cross-border helicopter raid into the eastern Syrian town of Sukkariya. During the ensuing assault, the American soldiers killed Badran Turki al-Mazidih, known by the nom de guerre Abu Ghadiyah, along with several of his top lieutenants. Most of those targeted in the raid were identified by […]

Europe and the Iranian Opposition

November 30, 2007

The December 2007 National Intelligence Estimate challenged conventional thinking about Iran’s nuclear program. However, it still failed to explain whether Iran could eventually assemble a nuclear weapon. Washington remains determined to continue with its cocktail of diplomacy, threats, and sanctions, including possible follow-ups to the October U.S. Treasury designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps […]