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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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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Further instability in Syria plays into the hand of extremists and a regrouping of ISIS

US President Donald Trump basically gives green light for Turkey operation against Kurds in Syria, but je is also sending mixing signals towards Ankara. How do you see a  problem of ISIS fighters captured in the region in this context.? President Trump’s criticism towards Europe not dealing with own citizens who are terrorists is perhaps justifiable. But it is probably hard to imagine that it will be a smooth process if Turkey takes over captured ISIS members as was indicated.
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