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New Portable Communication System for Soldiers

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A new portable communication system allows soldiers on the ground to increase situational awareness. The system, worn by individual soldiers on the ground, ensures...

US Anti-Drone Marine Weapon System

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U.S. Navy ships often face risks of attack when going through narrow passages such as the Suez Canal or the Hormuz strait. Protecting itself...

A Growing Paramilitary Group in Taiwan

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A paramilitary organization is forming in Taiwan, in response to Chinese threats at invading the Island. Taiwan citizens fed up with the military’s lack...

Indian Army Invests in Robotics and AI

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The Indian Army plans to invest in its warfare fleet by introducing integrated battle groups (IBGs), energy weapons, artificial intelligence, robotics and micro-satellite technologies...

New Manufacturer in Loitering Munition Field

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Loitering munition is a weapon system category in which the munition loiters around the target area for some time, searches for targets, and attacks...

Russia is Trying to Penetrate Egyptian Weapons Market

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Egypt is interested in the procurement of Buk-M3 Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAM) from Russia. The parties still need to agree on volumes, terms of performance and...

On the Brink of Nuclear Terror?

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By Emily B. Landau, Shimon Stein* When Shultz, Perry, Kissinger, and Nunn published their op-eds on a world free of nuclear weapons in 2007 and 2008,...

Will Israel sell arms to the Ukraine in the aftermath of...

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Israel seems to be reassessing its position on the sale of locally made UASs to the Ukraine, this after the Kremlin announcement that it...

Russia will supply Iran “game changing” S-300 missiles

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President Vladimir Putin lifted, on Monday, a ban on supplying Iran with sophisticated S-300 air defense missile systems. This in the aftermath of the...

iHLS TV Weekly Video Report – March 31st 2015

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Register to iHLS Israel Homeland Security In this weekly Video report (March 31st 2015): Missile Defense: US Unveils Innovative AEGIS System ISIS Recruiting In New York The Threat:...

Israel, Hamas and Hezbollah on a Collision Course: Undesirable yet Inevitable

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At the start of 2015, Israel’s two major fronts – home to the two hostile players with which Israel has had military encounters in...

A Bridge over the Mediterranean: The French-Egyptian Arms Deal

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A recent arms deal between Egypt and France may indicate a change in the regional balance of power; Egypt's traditional reliance on U.S. arms...

Ukraine Crisis and the Implications for the Middle East

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  The Minsk II Agreement: Implications of a (Shaky) Ceasefire The Minsk II Agreement, reached on February 12, 2015 between Ukraine and the separatist provinces in...

Israel against Hizbollah: Between Overt and Covert Warfare

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The violent battle between Israel and Hizbollah in Lebanon and Syria, and perhaps even outside the Middle East, can be expected to continue and...

Confronting Spontaneous Terrorist Attacks

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A prominent feature of many terrorist attacks in recent months by Islamic radicals is their independent, spontaneous, unplanned nature – sometimes called the work...

President Putin Visits Egypt

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Russian President Putin (L) meeting with Egyptian President el-Sisi (R) in Cairo, February 9, 2015 On February 9-10, 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Egypt...

Much Ado at the Qusayr Site? A Syrian Nuclear Snapshot

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On January 9, 2015, the German weekly Der Spiegel published an article alleging that Syria did not give up its nuclear weapons development ambitions...

The New Ideological Threat to the GCC: Implications for the Qatari-Saudi...

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In his book Sectarian Politics in the Gulf, Frederic M. Wehrey argues that the Arab Gulf states are united by a shared threat perception...

Israel-Azerbaijan: Despite the Constraints, a Special Relationship

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A telegram from the US embassy in Azerbaijan that was published in Wikileaks claimed that the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, compared Israel-Azerbaijan relations...

The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Regional and Human Security Implications

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The Refugee Population: An Overview Defined as the “worst humanitarian disaster since the end of the cold war,” the Syrian civil war has to date...

The Challenges of Deterring Non-state Actors

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Recent years have witnessed the accelerated weakening of state actors in the Middle East. In turn, regular state armies are less able to grapple...

Low Oil Prices – Strategic Significance

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Global oil prices have fallen dramatically over the past six months, following an excess of supply over demand. The drop in prices is another...

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UAV Traffic Test Sees 5,000 Drones Self-Fly Safely

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Researchers at Budapest’s Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) reached a groundbreaking milestone in drone technology – they have both created the world’s first self-organizing drone...