Look who’s talking. Ayatollah Khamenei

How do you read a public statement of Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, why do you think he felt it was needed to lead Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time since 2012? Read few comments.

Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Credit: http://english.khamenei.ir/

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Where could Iran’s nuclear program be heading?

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The killing of General Qasem Soleimani: What’s (perhaps) next for US-Iran relations?

The US said the death of General Qasem Suleimani should deter Tehran from future attacks on American assets. But Iran vows revenge over his killing. So in your opinion, what’s next? Another escalation that could perhaps lead to full scale war? Or maybe something less dramatic, and why? Read few comments.
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What’s next for Sahel amid deteriorating security situation?

According to Germany’s Defense Ministry the security situation in Africa’s Sahel is deteriorating, with terrorism threatening both soldiers and civilians. How do you assess security trends in the region, could jihadi groups create a broader area of instability? Read few comments.
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Avangard HGV: What advantage does it give to Russia?

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Avangard ICBM system is a weapon of the future that can penetrate both existing and any future missile defense systems and others are trying to catch up with Russia on this. But in your opinion is the Avangard really so unique, from what we know what military advantage it gives to Russia, if any? Read few comments.

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Credit: http://eng.putin.kremlin.ru/

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NATO Leaders Meeting: Is the Alliance in good shape?

It should be more or less a celebratory summit in London, they even don’t call this event a summit, its NATO Leaders meeting, but what do you expect from the Alliance gathering in terms of discussions? And while one of the aims is to show unity, having in one room Presidents Trump, Macron and Erdogan (and the others, of course), probably won’t add too much to unity, will it? Read few comments.


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Al-Baghdadi is dead. What could this mean for ISIS?

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in American raid in Syria. In your opinion what does it mean for the future of ISIS? (On a side note, it would be probably a political boost for President Donald Trump). Read few comments.
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