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Iran and Hezbollah Build their Bridge: A New IRGC in Iraq and Syria

Iran and Hezbollah Build their Bridge: A New IRGC in Iraq and Syria

As recently as a week ago, one of the founders of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Mohsen Rafighdoost, said that Iran is ready to “assist” the Iraqi government in establishing its own revolutionary guard. Rafighdoost announced during an interview ...

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Strategic Minefields in the Post-ISIL Syria and Iraq

Strategic Minefields in the Post-ISIL Syria and Iraq

Our main worry, at this point in the fight against ISIL, is that defeating the organization will be equated in the perception of many, with ending the crisis in Iraq and Syria. Defeating ISIL in Syria and Iraq should not ...

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Islamic State Setbacks in Libya Have Broader Regional Implications

Islamic State Setbacks in Libya Have Broader Regional Implications

Militia fighters from the Misrata Brigades and the Petroleum Facility Guard have taken control over 80 percent of the Islamic State’s Libyan stronghold of Sirte, reducing the Mediterranean coastal area under ISIL control from 150 kilometers to 50 kilometers. The effort ...

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The Three Obstacles Facing Egypt’s Sissi

The Three Obstacles Facing Egypt’s Sissi

There are three dynamics, currently active in Egypt, each of which opposes the other two. The first is the huge economic effort made by President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi to pull the country away from the edge of total collapse. The ...

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