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Iran’s willingness to take further risks will increase

I have a belief that nation states that feel like they’re either aggrieved or attacked become more risk-tolerant. We’ve certainly seen a high risk-tolerance by the government in Tehran…I suspect their willingness to take further risks will increase. William Tobey … Continue reading

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Bahrein: U.K. helicopters,small boats

One hundred Royal Marines from the U.K.’s new naval base in Bahrain will police the strait from helicopters and smaller boats due to rising tensions with Iran [February 15 2011 clashes after protest deaths ] The demonstrations in Bahrain on … Continue reading

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U.S. in Yemen:“limited non-combat support, such as intelligence sharing”

Twelve Green Berets were deployed to the border in December 2017 “helping locate and destroy” training sites and missiles of the Houthis. The operation includes “limited non-combat support, such as intelligence sharing,” according to Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway. There are also … Continue reading

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Islamic State: Trump to declare victory and go home?

“We’re knocking the hell out of ISIS. We’ll be coming out of Syria like very soon. Let the other people take care of it now,” President Donald Trump told supporters at an Ohio event on infrastructure. Trump’s remarks on pulling … Continue reading

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Kuwait: after riot, Interior Minister replaced

KUWAIT More than 1,000 “stateless” Arabs demonstrated in the city of Jahra demanding citizenship, with dozens of people arrested by the police, according to witnesses. The demonstration was broken up by security forces using smoke bombs and water cannons. Kuwait … Continue reading

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Libya: crowds rally in Benghazi, clash with police

In Benghazi, a crowd armed with gasoline bombs and rocks protested outside a government office to demand the release of a human rights activist. The demonstrators, numbering at least several hundred and possibly more, went to the central Shajara Square … Continue reading

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