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Hezbollah’s asymmetric support to Iran: a new Middle Eastern security dilemma

July 27th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

James Blake

Among Western governments consensus is growing that Hezbollah, acting under Iranian instruction, perpetrated last week’s suicide bombing against Israeli tourists in Bulgaria. The attack signifies a significant ideological and operational shift for Hezbollah, which had cultivated an image as an independent Lebanese actor.

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The Taliban takes over

May 27th, 2011, Comment & Analysis

On Sunday May 22nd, TTP terrorists attacked the Mehran navy air base in Karachi. In an 18-hour assault, 10 militants stormed the military facility, destroying two US made surveillance planes and killing 12 soldiers. The TTP claimed responsibility for the attack, linking it to Osama Bin Laden’s death. The incident is another example of the TTP’s reach and highlights the alarming inability of the Pakistani armed forces to protect its key military infrastructure.

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Pakistan’s Reluctant Coup

December 3rd, 2010, Comment & Analysis

With Pakistan’s government struggling to resolve an increasingly volatile conflict in the economic hub of Karachi, there is a real and growing possibility of a military coup taking place.

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Pakistan’s Reluctant Coup

December 3rd, 2010, Comment & Analysis

With Pakistan’s government struggling to resolve an increasingly volatile conflict in the economic hub of Karachi, there is a real and growing possibility of a military coup taking place.

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James Blake

Geostrategic and Intelligence consultant

December 3rd, 2010, Arabic, Asia, English, Europe, Europe, North Africa and Middle East, Terrorism, Think tank/Research center, USA, War and Conflict, Washington DC

James Blake

James Blake is an intelligence analyst for The Risk Advisory Group where he works on a variety of international security issues, including managing WorldAware, a product which informs clients throughout the world on issues of political and security risks.

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