Lobo Institute in the News

Putin’s Gulf security plan depends on Trump

As published by Al-Monitor. Russian President Vladimir Putin will announce his plan for Gulf security next month. It’s unclear how the Gulf countries will respond to his initiative, and whether the Trump administration and the EU will have any time ...
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US worried about ‘the Chinese invasion’ of Israel’s ports

As published by Asia News US concern is centred on Haifa Port, which will be run by Chinese interests in 2021. In 2018, Beijing has promised US$ 23 billion in loans and aid to Mideast countries and plans to invest ...
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Why Egypt matters — maybe more than ever

As published in Al-Monitor Egyptian security forces this week killed 17 militants it claimed were involved in the terrorist bombing that rocked Cairo Aug. 4, leaving 20 dead and injuring 48. The retaliation comes as the Donald Trump administration has ...
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DASD Mulroy on Israel and Great Power Competition

FDD’s Center on Military and Political Power hosted Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East Michael (Mick) P. Mulroy for on-the-record remarks related to Israel and Great Power Competition. For media inquiries, please email [email protected] ...
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Pentagon pushes Egypt to fight counterinsurgency campaign in Sinai

As published in Al-Monitor by Jack Detsch In his first meeting with a Middle East nation since his confirmation as defense secretary, Mark Esper pressed his Egyptian counterpart this week to wage a counterinsurgency-style fight in the Sinai Peninsula. “During ...
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U.S. Launches Rare Strike On Al Qaeda In Western Syria Amid Shifting Regional Agenda

As published on THEDRIVE by Joseph Trevithick on July 1, 2019 Though overshadowed by the curious case of a stray Syrian surface-to-air missile that missed attacking Israeli jets and flew out into the Mediterranean Sea only to crash in northern ...
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Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU)

DEFENSE: MIDDLE EAST POLICY: Briefing with Mr. Michael Mulroy EVENT INFORMATION DATE & TIME Tuesday, July 23, 201912:00 pm - 2:00pm LOCATION Washington, DC CONTACT Spencer Cresswell at +1-202-595-2671 or [email protected] This event is a luncheon briefing featuring Mr. Michael ...
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Why does al Qaeda oppose the repatriation of ISIS prisoners to Central Asia?

As published by modern diplomacy by Uran Botobekov on July 27, 201 Al Qaeda’s subsidiary from Central Asia, Uzbek Salafi-Jihadi group Katibat al Tawhid wal Jihad (KTJ), accused the U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and American troops in Syria ...
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The Next U.S.-Iran Flashpoint Could Be Iraq

As published by Bloomberg by Glen Carey on July 23, 2019 Drones have been downed and tankers attacked in the Persian Gulf as U.S.-Iran tensions raise fears of war around a critical oil chokepoint. But any conflict between rivals might ...
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China penetrates Israel, worrying America

As published on The Atlantic By Kathy Gilsinan US national-security officials have for years warned developing nations about the dangers of allowing Chinese investment in their countries. But now the Defense Department is worried about China’s investments in one of ...
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