An early battleground in the Arab Spring, Yemen is now convulsed by an armed civil war, with the capital, Sanaa, recently taken over by an armed militia of religious extremists backed by Iran. This paper examines the
The emergence of the group which calls itself the "Islamic State" (also variously known as the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" or "the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant") has led to the rapid consolidation of a diverse multi-national coalition poised against the group. This papers examines the extent the robustness of that coalition and its underpinnings.
This paper analyzes the potential implications of Arab revolutions on regional and international geopolitics. It examines the impact of international geostrategic factors on the popular uprisings in the Arab world. This study is not concerned with the domestic causes and factors behind popular uprisings and revolutions in the Arab countries
Syrian-Turkish relations represent a regional and international phenomenon that has attracted a considerable amount of political and media attention; however, research on the dynamics and wagers involved in these relations remains inadequate in explaining the transformations which appeared to run counter to the modern (and perhaps pre-modern) context of Syrian-Turkish relations.
The structure of the international system affects the manner in which its sub-units manage international crises, due to its influence on the tools and outcomes of crisis management. Conversely, the manner in which international crises are managed, especially by the superpowers, affects the international system itself. A complete transformation and change in the form of polarity exhibited by the international system is caused by both major and minor changes within.
The Israeli security establishment predicts that the democratic revolts across the Arab world and their potential ramifications will impose a reformulation of the Zionist state’s fundamental defense and security doctrines, as well as essential changes to the structure, preparedness and mobilization plans of the Israeli military; these will require an increase in the security budget, and a restructuring of its components so that it can respond to the anticipated threats.
There is no consensus on the definition of the concept of "National Security"; the definitions available are numerous and varied, with some reducing the notion of national security to its basic military aspects while others expand it to include all components of power in nations and states