missile defense

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  •  American or Arab NATO 2018-07-31 11:37

    By Farzad Farhadi

    American or Arab NATO?

    TEHRAN - The Trump administration is quietly pushing ahead with a bid to create a new security and political alliance with six Persian Gulf Arab states, Egypt and Jordan, in part to counter Iran’s expansion in the region, according to U.S. and Arab officials.

  • Yuram Abdullah Weiler 2017-06-07 14:56

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    The destabilizing paradox of missile defense

    There is a strange paradox when it comes to anti-missile defense: while in theory seeming to increase stability by providing a shield against incoming missiles launched by an adversary, in practice an anti-missile system tends to be destabilizing and increase tension.  The reason is that such a missile “defense” reinforces the second strike capability of the deploying nation and could thus increase the likelihood of a pre-emptive first strike by the nation against which the system is deployed.