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US Sanctions Leave Iran with Few Options

Iran's past behavior and the uptick in alleged clandestine acts suggest that Tehran will do more than simply try to weather the latest sanctions storm.

Why Turkey Has a Vested Interest in the Khashoggi Case

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan used his weekly address Tuesday to discuss in some rather political terms the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Venezuela's Woes Continue to Restrict Internal Peace and Progress

Venezuela is a mess. Food supplies are low, their currency is worthless and the refugee crisis has made its neighbors take action to slow the migration.

US-China Military and Trade Relations Take a Frosty Turn

Over the past few weeks, the U.S. and China have taken actions against one another that do not bode well for future diplomatic relations.

India and US Sign Major Defense Deal 10 Years in the Making

The new accord provides for the sale of U.S. communications equipment and other items, such as armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), to India.

AQAP Targets Iran’s Ambassador to Yemen

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

A vehicle borne improvised explosive device was detonated just outside the residence of Iran’s ambassador to Yemen today killing two and wounding seventeen. The al-Qaeda franchise in Yemen, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, claimed responsibility for the attack shortly after the explosion. Hossein Niknam, Iran’s Ambassador and target of the attack, was not home at the time, but had only left ten minutes prior to the attack.

Russia, U.S. Competition Heats Up

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

Last week the U.S. administration asked its advisors to rethink options for dealing with the Syrian conflict; namely removing Assad from his limited hold on power to better deal with the Islamic State.

Violence, Tensions Sharply Increase in Jerusalem

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

In the last two weeks violence in Jerusalem has significantly increased with the latest attack carried out by a Hamas militant using a van as a weapon. The militant was shot dead by police shortly after the attack began, but dozens of people had already been injured.

Russian Military Aircraft Exercises Near Europe Sharply Rise

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

On Wednesday NATO remarked that it had witnessed an unusual increase in Russian military flights near the borders of several European nations. In one case, several Russian Tu-95 strategic bombers flew along the coasts of Norway, UK, Portugal, and Spain before heading back to Russia.

Syrian Air Force Increases Number of Daily Sorties

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

Syrian opposition forces have claimed that the Syrian Air Force has increased the number of sorties it carries out each day from the average of 12-20 to over 200. Reports from the Syrian opposition, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, and various media outlets claim that the majority of the airstrikes have been carried out in the western portion of Syria against a wide variety of rebel targets.