Category: Holy Defense

Military Intervention, Iranian Style

IranPolitik co-founder and managing editor Farzan Sabet has published an article on Iran’s approach to military intervention in War on the Rocks: “The Islamic Republic of Iran today is being confronted by existential attacks on its alliance system, the axis of resistance, on two fronts: first Syria, and now Iraq. While it has largely contained…



Operation Pillar of Defense: The opening phase of an Iran-Israel War?

How would Israel launch an attack on Iranian military and nuclear facilities? On Friday 16 November 2012, two days after the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense” (OPD), we at IranPolitik argued on our Facebook page that this Israeli military action could in part be the opening move to an Israeli strike on the Islamic…



Iran’s strategy in the Strait of Hormuz: “Intelligent Control”

Could the Islamic Republic of Iran close the Strait of Hormuz, described as the “greatest economic choke point in the world” where nearly 20 per cent of crude oil traded globally passes, thereby cutting off Persian Gulf energy exports vital to the functioning of the global economy? While it has long been considered highly probable…



Brigadier General Hassan Tehrani-Moghadam

The mysterious death of Brigadier General Hassan Tehrani-Moghadam

Since the release of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) report last week indicating that Iran may be developing the key components of a nuclear weapon, there has been much speculation on whether Israel will carry out an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities in order to delay or destroy its nuclear program. The idea of…