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Russian “Military Police” in Syria – A Successful Information Operation?

  By Lieutenant Colonel Andrii Melnyk, Ukrainian Army, US Central Command: Strategy Plans and Policy Directorate; Combined Strategic Analysis Group 17 July 2020 Summary: Russia is using trained Military Police (MP) in Syria—compromised of personnel with similar religious views and ethnic origins as the Syrian population—who act as “Russian peacekeepers” to achieve strategic objectives. Russian Read More >

Israel’s Annexation Plans and the Hashemite Kingdom

  By COL Mohamed Etman, Egyptian Army, US Central Command: Strategy Plans and Policy Directorate; Combined Strategic Analysis Group 02 July 2020 Summary: The geopolitical implications of President Trump’s peace initiative “Peace to Prosperity – A Vision to the Improve the Lives of the Palestinian and Israeli People”  are analyzed for both Israel and Jordan. Read More >

Houthi’s Indoctrination of Yemen’s Youth; How to Untie the Gordian Knot of Educational Oppression?

By LtCol Michael von Normann, German Army, US Central Command: Strategy Plans and Policy Directorate; Combined Strategic Analysis Group, Middle East Branch 21 May 2020 Summary: The Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen have established a strong system of child indoctrination and soldier recruitment through educational institutions. The plethora of negative aftershocks that come from the use Read More >

China and Pakistan Relations via the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

By Lieutenant Colonel Youngsuk Lee, Army of the Republic of Korea, US Central Command: Strategy Plans and Policy Directorate; Combined Strategic Analysis Group 7 May 2020 Summary: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a large-scale Chinese initiative to bolster economic and geopolitical ties between China and Pakistan. Economic and strategic motivations for China include the potential Read More >

China’s relations with the Arab and Gulf States

  By COL Saud AlHasawi, Kuwaiti Army, US Central Command: Strategy Plans and Policy Directorate; Combined Strategic Analysis Group 27 March 2020 Summary: China continues to deepen economic ties with the Gulf Region, with the aim of increasing natural gas market influence & stability. While China does not wish to immediately challenge US influence in Read More >

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