November 19, 2014                            
Dossier: Emir Tamim Bin Hamad


After year in power, Qatar's new emir said to uphold jihad policies


BACKGROUNDER
Compiled by Miles Yu

Gorbachev blames West for post-Cold War monopoly leadership

On the joyous occasion of the 25th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall, former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev made a highly-charged speech at the Brandenburg Gate on Nov. 8, which represented an about-face in his worldview.

Gorbachev chastised the West in general and the United States in particular for mishandling the Soviet Union's demise.

Mikhail Gorbachev

"Euphoria and triumphalism went to the heads of western leaders."

"Instead of building new mechanisms and institutions of European security and pursuing a major demilitarization ...the West, and particularly the United States, declared victory in the Cold War."



Obama aims to conclude Iran deal before Republicans take power
WASHINGTON The administration of President Barack Obama has prepared Congress for a nuclear deal with Iran. Officials said the administration has notified Congress of an imminent deal with Iran that would end its weapons threat. They said Obama wants to reach an agreement between Iran and the P5+1 nations before the new Republican-controlled Congress begins its term in January 2015. "This is not a partisan, political decision for us," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.
Northeast Asia Report
S. Korea to buy Israeli low-altitude radars against drones from North


"The radars were meant to monitor unmanned aerial vehicles from North Korea."



The RPS-42 Tactical Air Surveillance Radar System24.  

Focus on Persian Gulf States
Two Saudi terror attacks tied to tensions with powerful Wahabis
Middle East Report
Israeli critics of F-35 decision: Unmanned platforms are the future
Military Technology
Pentagon reduces arms export fees by 20 percent to spur sales
Focus on Terrorism
Libyan general reports 6,000 foreign fighters in key cities include ISIL
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Xi Jinping tells whole world Beijing will soon crush Hong Kong protests
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