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Theodore Karasik

Dr. Theodore Karasik is a Senior Advisor at Gulf State Analytics

20 June 2019 04:46 PM

Facing up to Iran’s growing maritime threat

The maritime remedies necessary to tackle the threats posed by Iran and its proxies in the waters around the Arabian Peninsula need to be forward-looking and have an edge.

11 May 2019 07:28 PM

Why knowing Iran’s asymmetric capabilities matters

Anxiety has risen in recent days over what exactly the US will do next with Iran, given a Pentagon threat assessment that warned of pending attacks

11 April 2019 10:21 AM

Bringing down IRGC’s terrorist networks tricky but necessary

By order of President Donald Trump, the US State Department is designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the military arm of the Islamic Republic of Iran, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) in its entirety, including the Quds Force.

16 February 2019 10:52 AM

Warsaw conference a step in the right direction

Now that the Middle East conference in Warsaw has ended, words such as “disaster,” “disappointment” and “inconsequential” seem to be popular as part of the post-mortem. But the conference was a necessary step forward in a messy geopolitical environment.

09 February 2019 11:33 AM

New era of arms control needed to replace outdated INF

The US last week announced it was leaving the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, accusing Russia of violating the terms with the deployment of up to 100 9M729 or SSC-8 missiles over the last several years.

04 January 2019 11:04 AM

Policy dilemmas cloud NATO’s future

NATO is at a crossroads in terms of strategy moving forward. The Atlantic alliance faces challenges from within its membership, for example with Turkey, and from outside, specifically Russia. NATO is also stressed by extra-regional missions, such as in Afghanistan.

03 November 2018 10:14 PM

Moscow sends Armenia to Syria

The involvement of an economically and politically stranded Armenia portends of decades-old complex relations with Moscow. Armenia’s involvement promises it the same fate as Assad, permanently on the wrong side of the U.S. and Western nations.