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The attack launched by the Houthi militia in Yemen against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the end of last month against its capital, Riyadh, is considered the most dangerous after that on Aramco in September 2019 and came a few days after the removal of the Houthi militia from the US terrorist lists. This was seen as a sign of weakness by the militia and the green light to raise the level of its demands and confirm its ability to harm its opponents, especially Saudi Arabia.
21/03/2021 Free Readings Region: Middle East Topic: Asymmetrical Threats
Dr. Ion I. JINGA
The term “Global Commons” is traditionally used to indicate the Earth’s shared natural resources beyond the national sovereignty of any state. It historically refers to the global ocean, the atmosphere, the outer space and Antarctica.
16/03/2021 Free Readings Region: Global Topic: Asymmetrical Threats
Christopher M. DAVIDSON
With a new US presidency, an increasingly assertive Saudi crown prince, unprecedented Arab-Israeli peace agreements, and a particularly complex Saudi-Iran dynamic, British author Christopher Davidson shares his views on the current and future state of Middle East politics in the interview offered to Geostrategic Pulse magazine.
16/02/2021 Free Readings Region: Central Asia Topic: Asymmetrical Threats
Professor Adrian POP
In an unstable geopolitical environment, with the international landscape marked by growing tensions, the reformation process of the European Union after Brexit cannot ignore the way the Member States seek to relate themselves to the security and defence dimension. While confronted with multiple threats and crises, the EU has managed to come in support of the member states that were significantly affected and confronted with domestic tensions and turmoil.
03/11/2020 Free Readings Region: European Union Topic: Asymmetrical Threats
Vladimir SOCOR
The Kremlin is conducting a regime-change operation in Belarus, the first-ever Russian operation of this type in its “near abroad.”
For now, the Belarusian authorities are holding out confidently against regime change on both fronts: against the domestic opposition and against Russia’s initial regime-change project.
09/10/2020 Free Readings Region: Russia Topic: Asymmetrical Threats
Professor Dr. Christian KAUNERT , Ori WERTMAN
Since its establishment in 1948, the state of Israel has experienced many security incidents, some of which have posed a threat to its very existence. One of the prominent existential threats was the scenario of a hostile enemy state acquiring military nuclear capabilities, which would lead to an intolerable situation for the Jewish state. For the Israelis, such a scenario has repeated itself three times already: first, when Israel decided to destroy Iraq’s nuclear reactor in 1981; second, when Israel demolished the nuclear reactor built in Syria in 2007, and third, when the Israeli leadership confronted the question whether to eliminate Iran’s nuclear program in 2010-2011, but eventually refrained from this action. Empirically, these three incidents clearly demonstrate how Israel has responded to existential threats, taking into account its relationship with its main ally, the US.
27/01/2020 Free Readings Region: Middle East Topic: Asymmetrical Threats
Today we are witnessing the dynamic of a phenomenon that has already taken shape – migration – a phenomenon whose target is primarily Europe. Even if modern history shows Europe as one of the main migrant ”suppliers”, for the last few decades it has become the main destination for the continuous and diverse influx of people who, for reasons that we already know, decided to leave their countries and roam, hoping that the “new European El Dorado” would offer them what they could not have in their countries of origin.
31/10/2019 Free Readings Region: European Union Topic: Asymmetrical Threats