The Real Stakes in Yemen
1 year agoSeptember 21, 2018
There is much discussion about the current war in Yemen which pits Iran-backed Houthis against US allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. There is a vital US interest at stake here: ensuring the free flow of shipping through the Bab el-Mandeb Strait.
The Assad Regime’s Financial Viability
1 year agoAugust 14, 2018
The regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria is a menace to the people of Syria and its neighbors in the region. As an enabler of Iranian expansion and Russian force projection it also presents problems for the United States and our allies. SSG looks at what keeps the regime afloat and how vulnerable it is at this juncture.
Game over for Iran Deal & the Mullahs
1 year agoMay 07, 2018
No one should mourn the end of the corrupt and evil regime that has been the leading sponsor of terrorism in the world, the largest problem for peace in the Middle East and a horrible steward of the riches and potential of the country of Iran. The Iran Deal is a symptom, the Mullahs are the disease.
Tough times in Tehran
1 year agoApril 30, 2018
The tide is turning against the Mullah’s regime in Iran. US Secretary of State Pompeo just visited Saudi Arabia and Israel and both are on board with an ad hoc counter Iran coalition. The Israelis took out a lot of Iranian hardware, a couple of hundred missiles by some reports and IRGC personnel in Syria with a strike yesterday. And now the Israeli Prime Minister tells us Iran has been flagrantly violating the Iran Deal.