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    Iranian Kurdish insurgents are stepping up their military activities against the government in Tehran. Dr Jonathan Spyer reports from northern Iraq on the fallout from Iranian action against the PDKI and KDP-I
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    Jane's OSINT snapshots are brief analyses of recent national security-related news using lesser-visited online sources. Bart Hendrickx uses Russian-language procurement documents and academic papers to trace the outlines of a new Russian signals intelligence system
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    Syria has stabilised, but tensions remain on the front lines of the areas of influence carved out by external powers. Meanwhile, the war in Yemen has come into sharper focus, with the US using Iran's support for the rebels to bolster its efforts to isolate Tehran even as the growing civilian death toll threatens arms exports to the Arab Gulf countries. Jeremy Binnie reports
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  • US warns Turkey against offensive into northeast Syria

    Key Points The US DoD is taking Turkish threats to invade northeast Syria seriously It has confirmed that it has now established an unspecified number of observation posts on the Syrian–Turkish border to deter incursions The US Department of Defense (DoD) indicated on 12 December that it is