Due to technical difficulties the GWOT blog has been unable to publish posts for the past few weeks. Apologies to all our readers for this downtime. To catch up on our weekly round-ups, we will be publishing a larger weekly round-up today with this post and the regular weekly round-up for this past week on Monday.
The Arabist looks at the future of Civil-Military relations in Egypt.
Michael Rubin discusses Iran’s posturing in the straits of Hormuz.
Ray Walser looks at Iran-Cuba links.
Lawrence Haas discounts the value of regional expertise.
Spencer Ackerman looks at US troop deployments in the Persian Gulf.
The Arabist has a round-up of other Iran related material.
William Tobey argues that assassinations are a sign of Israeli desperation and no substitute for action.
Jeffrey Goldberg criticises Israel’s tactics against Iran’s nuclear programme.
Jennifer Dyer looks at the role that Russia and China can play in Iran.
Colin Freeman looks at the deteriorating situation in Nigeria.
John McCreary believes that recent events have left Assad’s regime on the brink of collapse.
Michael Weiss looks at the prospects for Western intervention in Syria.
Paul Bonicelli is optimistic that Assad’s regime will collapse.
Scott Snyder sees some possibility that talks might restart.