November 26, 2014                            
Dossier: Israeli Intelligence Agencies

Israeli intelligence agencies clash over failure to predict Hamas War

Compiled by Miles Yu

Tit-for-tat diplomat expulsions by Russia and West recalls Cold War

A diplomatic war between Moscow and the West has flared up, the old fashioned Cold War way.

The exchange occurred on the eve of the European Union's meeting in Brussels to discuss further sanctions against Russia.

Foreign Ministry, Moscow.

A German female diplomat working in Germany's embassy in Moscow was expelled by the Russian government on Nov. 15, evoking a diplomatic protest from Berlin hours later.

"We regret this unjustified action and expressed that to the Russian government," a German official was quoted as saying by the press.

Report: West lacks information needed to verify Iran nuke accord
LONDON A report by the Henry Jackson Society warned that the International Atomic Energy Agency was incapable of verifying any Iranian nuclear accord with the P5+1 nations. The report, authored by former IAEA deputy director-general Olli Heinonen, said the United Nations nuclear agency has been unable to establish a full inventory of centrifuges manufactured in Iran or their location. He also said IAEA has not determined the total amount of uranium in Iran.
Middle East Report Focus on Terrorism
U.S. Joint Chiefs doubt Iraq army can rebuild in time to defeat ISIL

The United States has assessed that Iraq needs to rebuild its entire army to regain control over the north.

Gen. Martin Dempsey testified earlier, on Sept. 16, at the Senate Armed Services Committee. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

Focus on Gulf States
Report: Qatar conducting secret diplomacy for U.S. in war on ISIL
Focus on Terrorism
New Sinai militia claims attack on Army, proclaims ISIL affiliation
Military Technology
Turkey threatened by vastly-improved Syrian air defense system
Northeast Asia Report
China gears up to market its jet fighters and UAVs to Gulf states
Suicide watch on for senior PLA officers with ties to Gen. Xu Caihou

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