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An Iranian Missile Attack on Saudi Arabia?

ACW Podcast

Iran may have just rocketed oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. The ACW trio asks what else is new, after time spent analyzing Qiam strikes on Riyadh. With tensions increasing in the Gulf, and questions about a potential US strike to punish Iran for its cruise missile strike, Aaron, Anne, and Jeffrey are joined by Fabian Hinz …

Raymond Aron

Quote of the week: “The idea that the two great powers of an international system are brothers at the same time as being enemies should be accepted as banal rather than paradoxical.”  — Raymond Aron Those seeking escape from surface-layered arguments about nuclear weapons and deterrence would do well to seek refuge in the writings …

Meet the Quds 1

On September 14, several explosions rocked the Khurais oilfield as well as the Abqaiq refinery, one of Saudi Arabia’s most vital petrochemical installations. Several hours later, the Houthis claimed that they had targeted both facilities with ten drones as part of their “Balance of Deterrence” campaign. What made this attack different from other recorded Houthi …

Abadeh

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking just days before an election, revealed an alleged new nuclear site in Iran, dubbed Abadeh.  On this week’s episode, the ACW trio talk about the revelation, what the satellite pictures show may be happening at the site, and why Iran’s razing of the site doesn’t match up to the …

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