Michael Knights

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Michael Knights says : “We know almost nothing about the leadership,” External link

nytimes Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights told : “You won’t know the command climate in the [provincial] headquarters, you won’t know how accurate their statistics are,” External link

al-monitor Friday, July 10, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “You’re not going to know what you don’t know, because you’re not there anymore,” External link

al-monitor Friday, July 10, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights prévient : "Si les brigades du Hezbollah parviennent à protéger leurs combattants de la justice, cela mettra le gouvernement Kazimi dans l'embarras" External link

lorientlejour Monday, July 6, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Does it become remembered as a humiliation of the militias, because the government had the temerity to arrest their guys like they’re a bunch of criminals, or does this get remembered as the day the militias drove around the international zone like they owned it and took their guys back from the government?” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, July 3, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “It’s inconceivable that this would have happened nine months ago,” “If this happens again, which I think it will, well, that’s the real test. Next time, [the militia will] be a lot more ready to hang onto their guys” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, July 3, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights wrote : “Any government’s first duty is to protect its own capacity to make independent decisions,” “But the Kadhimi government is struggling to find safe locations in which it can work without fear of being overrun by militias” External link

voanews-sw Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights wrote : “Any government’s first duty is to protect its own capacity to make independent decisions,” “But the Kadhimi government is struggling to find safe locations in which it can work without fear of being overrun by militias” External link

voanews Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Protection of foreign citizens is necessary for the F-16 support to resume,” External link

shafaaq Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The Iraqi F-16s are presently not very important due to the presence of the international coalition and its airpower,” External link

shafaaq Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “As time passes, the pressure will grow for all kinetic strikes to be Iraqi, not international, so the need for Iraqi F-16s or other fast jets will grow,” External link

shafaaq Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights prévient : "Si les brigades du Hezbollah parviennent à protéger leurs combattants de la justice, cela mettra le gouvernement Kazimi dans l'embarras" External link

msn-fr Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Iraq is not likely to write off the significant investment in the F-16 fleet and its pilots,” External link

forbes Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Protection of foreign citizens is necessary for the F-16 support to resume,” External link

forbes Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The Iraqi F-16s are presently not very important due to the presence of the international coalition and its airpower,” External link

forbes Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “As time passes, the pressure will grow for all kinetic strikes to be Iraqi, not international, so the need for Iraqi F-16s or other fast jets will grow,” External link

forbes Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights prévient : "Si les brigades du Hezbollah parviennent à protéger leurs combattants de la justice, cela mettra le gouvernement Kazimi dans l'embarras" External link

msn-fr Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights wrote : "If Kataeb Hezbollah succeeds in shielding its fighters from justice, it will embarrass the Kadhemi government," External link

pulse Monday, June 29, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights prévient : "Si les brigades du Hezbollah parviennent à protéger leurs combattants de la justice, cela mettra le gouvernement Kazimi dans l'embarras" External link

tv5 Monday, June 29, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights wrote : "If Kataeb Hezbollah succeeds in shielding its fighters from justice, it will embarrass the Kadhemi government," External link

digitaljournal Monday, June 29, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights prévient : «Si les brigades du Hezbollah parviennent à protéger leurs combattants de la justice, cela mettra le gouvernement Kazimi dans l'embarras» External link

la-croix Monday, June 29, 2020 11:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights wrote : "If Kataeb Hezbollah succeeds in shielding its fighters from justice, it will embarrass the Kadhemi government," External link

news-yahoo Monday, June 29, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights wrote : "If Kataeb Hezbollah succeeds in shielding its fighters from justice, it will embarrass the Kadhemi government," External link

ibtimes Monday, June 29, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights prévient : "Si les brigades du Hezbollah parviennent à protéger leurs combattants de la justice, cela mettra le gouvernement Kazimi dans l'embarras" External link

LePoint Monday, June 29, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights prévient : "Si les brigades du Hezbollah parviennent à protéger leurs combattants de la justice, cela mettra le gouvernement Kazimi dans l'embarras" External link

challenges Monday, June 29, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights wrote : "If Kataeb Hezbollah succeeds in shielding its fighters from justice, it will embarrass the Kadhemi government," External link

afp-en Monday, June 29, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The movement is still very weak compared with its old self in 2017 or 2013, but it is recovering slowly,” External link

albawaba-en Sunday, June 14, 2020 1:17:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The U.S. is looking in the wrong place if they are looking for the attacks we saw in 2014, if they are looking for mass casualties in cities, but the fact that ISIS hasn’t done that is a choice,” External link

shafaaq Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The U.S. is looking in the wrong place if they are looking for the attacks we saw in 2014, if they are looking for mass casualties in cities, but the fact that ISIS hasn’t done that is a choice,” External link

nytimes Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights says : “Coronavirus has seriously disrupted operations by Iraq’s army and security forces, who instead of going after ISIS cells with disproportionate force, as usual, have since the outbreak been forced to break up into small cell-like groups themselves in order to prevent the spread of the virus within their ranks,” External link

thedailybeast Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights says : “We’re looking at ISIS’ first real Ramadan offensive in half a decade,” “Though the group is still a shadow of itself, it’s shown sustained growth over the last year that’s being let loose now” External link

thedailybeast Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights says : “Any U.S. assistance that occurs will take place from farther back in the conflict zone,” “U.S. troops are no longer present at the forward provincial level bases, and this is really bad” External link

thedailybeast Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights says ( about Qassem Soleimani ) : “When Soleimani was killed, Iran had already overplayed its hand and was suffering the consequences,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, May 10, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about Mike Pompeo ) : “If Kadhimi says to Mike Pompeo that he needs something, he needs it, the U.S. is open to making deals with him,” External link

nytimes Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights says : “It has a bit of a free pass right now,” External link

economist Wednesday, April 8, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights told : “Iraq is becoming a cash cow for the Axis of Resistance,” External link

thenational Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Starting from 2018 and 2019 we saw unprecedented levels of Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah influence at the center of the Iraqi government,” External link

thenational Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about Kurdistan Region ) : “Unless the Iraqi government can stop the attacks on coalition bases, the coalition will leave Iraq this year, except perhaps the Kurdistan Region,” External link

thenational Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about Kurdistan Region ) : “Unless the Iraqi government can stop the attacks on coalition bases, the coalition will leave Iraq this year, except perhaps the Kurdistan Region,” External link

thenational Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Within a year, Baghdad would be suffering regular mass casualty bombings. Last time, it was only 2 and half years before the US was asked to come back,” External link

thenational Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “It’s like a shadow state,” External link

nytimes Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “You can’t just hit rank-and-file fighters, you’d have to hit leadership, most of whom have probably dispersed,” External link

nytimes Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “They don’t have an organising brain any more,” External link

ft Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights says : “We don’t want to stay…so that’s why we took that risk,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights says : “We don’t want to stay…so that’s why we took that risk,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights notes : “In terms of information operations, killing Soleimani could be a success of epochal importance — but only if it is followed up with more-measured policies that show Washington’s ability to pause, reflect on shared interests with foreign partners, and let the dust settle” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, January 7, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights says : “We don’t want to stay…so that’s why we took that risk,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The fight against ISIS has been significantly degraded by the tensions between the US and Iran,” External link

bostonglobe Monday, January 6, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The fight against ISIS has been significantly degraded by the tensions between the U.S. and Iran,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, January 5, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights says : "His network was the most professional killer of Americans in Iraq," External link

npr Sunday, January 5, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Over the last few days we’ve literally stopped the anti-Isis fight – everything stopped,” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, January 4, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “You just can’t do that because those guys could easily be overrun, killed or kidnapped by the militias, by the Iranians,” “It’s been very challenging to keep counter-Isis operations going under these conditions, and now with the really ramped up threat to operating locations, it’s even harder, and if they kick us out of the country, even harder still” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, January 4, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "Muhandis worked assiduously to develop the Hashd into an organisation that was neither subject to full prime ministerial command nor subordinate to the conventional security forces," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, January 3, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Muhandis worked assiduously to develop the Hashed into an organization that was neither subject to full prime ministerial command nor subordinate to the conventional security forces,” External link

timesofisrael Friday, January 3, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "Muhandis worked assiduously to develop the Hashed into an organization that was neither subject to full prime ministerial command nor subordinate to the conventional security forces," External link

news-yahoo Friday, January 3, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "Muhandis worked assiduously to develop the Hashed into an organization that was neither subject to full prime ministerial command nor subordinate to the conventional security forces," External link

afp-en Friday, January 3, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights explique : «Tout le monde a vu ce qui s’est passé à la suite du retrait américain d’Irak fin 2011, avec la montée en puissance de l’[organisation] Etat islamique. Et si les Américains doivent partir, les autres forces au sein de la coalition partiront également» External link

letemps Thursday, January 2, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights ajoute : «L’Iran et les responsables chiites irakiens ont davantage intérêt à maintenir les Américains en Irak, en position d’otages» External link

letemps Thursday, January 2, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights says : “We haven’t killed this many tier-one Iranian proxies in one go, ever,” External link

economist Thursday, January 2, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights told : "KH [Kataeb Hezbollah] can shoot dead policemen on the streets of Baghdad and refuse to surrender the murderers to Iraqi justice. KH can threaten ministers, can take over the Civil Aviation Authority of Iraq, and nobody will stand in their way. As a result, KH is very unlikely to face any negative action as a result of either the killing of a U.S. contractor or the blockading of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad," External link

irishsun Wednesday, January 1, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights told : "KH [Kataeb Hezbollah] can shoot dead policemen on the streets of Baghdad and refuse to surrender the murderers to Iraqi justice. KH can threaten ministers, can take over the Civil Aviation Authority of Iraq, and nobody will stand in their way. As a result, KH is very unlikely to face any negative action as a result of either the killing of a U.S. contractor or the blockading of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad," External link

voanews-sw Wednesday, January 1, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights told : "KH [Kataeb Hezbollah] can shoot dead policemen on the streets of Baghdad and refuse to surrender the murderers to Iraqi justice. KH can threaten ministers, can take over the Civil Aviation Authority of Iraq, and nobody will stand in their way. As a result, KH is very unlikely to face any negative action as a result of either the killing of a U.S. contractor or the blockading of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad," External link

voanews Wednesday, January 1, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "are probably at peak influence and don't want anything to change, because it's exactly where they want to be," External link

news-yahoo Monday, November 4, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "have absolutely everything to lose and will do anything to defend it," "In the course of that, they are exposing their hand and their allies, and building even greater anger towards them" External link

news-yahoo Monday, November 4, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "Iran has tightened its grip considerably and become much more bold," External link

news-yahoo Monday, November 4, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “are probably at peak influence and don’t want anything to change, because it’s exactly where they want to be,” External link

phnompenhpost Monday, November 4, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “have absolutely everything to lose and will do anything to defend it,” “In the course of that, they are exposing their hand and their allies, and building even greater anger towards them” External link

phnompenhpost Monday, November 4, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Iran has tightened its grip considerably and become much bolder,” External link

phnompenhpost Monday, November 4, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "are probably at peak influence and don't want anything to change, because it's exactly where they want to be," External link

ahram-EN Sunday, November 3, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "have absolutely everything to lose and will do anything to defend it," "In the course of that, they are exposing their hand and their allies, and building even greater anger towards them" External link

ahram-EN Sunday, November 3, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "Iran has tightened its grip considerably and become much more bold," External link

ahram-EN Sunday, November 3, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "are probably at peak influence and don't want anything to change, because it's exactly where they want to be," External link

afp-en Sunday, November 3, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "have absolutely everything to lose and will do anything to defend it," "In the course of that, they are exposing their hand and their allies, and building even greater anger towards them" External link

afp-en Sunday, November 3, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "Iran has tightened its grip considerably and become much more bold," External link

afp-en Sunday, November 3, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights estime : "L'Iran est parvenu à imposer un contrôle effectif quotidien de l'exécutif irakien, sur les sujets qui lui importent" External link

afp-fr Sunday, November 3, 2019 7:38:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "are probably at peak influence and don't want anything to change, because it's exactly where they want to be," External link

naharnet-en Sunday, November 3, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "have absolutely everything to lose and will do anything to defend it," "In the course of that, they are exposing their hand and their allies, and building even greater anger towards them" External link

naharnet-en Sunday, November 3, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "Iran has tightened its grip considerably and become much more bold," External link

naharnet-en Sunday, November 3, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "are probably at peak influence and don't want anything to change, because it's exactly where they want to be," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, November 3, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "have absolutely everything to lose and will do anything to defend it," "In the course of that, they are exposing their hand and their allies, and building even greater anger towards them" External link

news-yahoo Sunday, November 3, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "Iran has tightened its grip considerably and become much more bold," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, November 3, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "are probably at peak influence and don't want anything to change, because it's exactly where they want to be," External link

afp-en Sunday, November 3, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "have absolutely everything to lose and will do anything to defend it," "In the course of that, they are exposing their hand and their allies, and building even greater anger towards them" External link

afp-en Sunday, November 3, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "Iran has tightened its grip considerably and become much more bold," External link

afp-en Sunday, November 3, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

siouxcityjournal Wednesday, October 23, 2019 5:39:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

brownsvilleherald Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:23:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops," External link

brownsvilleherald Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:23:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

hjnews Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops," External link

hjnews Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

missoulian Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

siouxcityjournal Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:45:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

eagletribune Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:31:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops," External link

eagletribune Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:31:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

wsoctv Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:27:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops," External link

wsoctv Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:27:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

wftv Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops," External link

wftv Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:24:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops," External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:24:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out,” External link

therepublic Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops,” External link

therepublic Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

startribune Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops," External link

startribune Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

seattlepi Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops," External link

seattlepi Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

timesdaily Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

dcourier Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:07:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops," External link

dcourier Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:07:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out,” External link

tribtown Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:07:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops,” External link

tribtown Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:07:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

actionnewsjax Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:07:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops," External link

actionnewsjax Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:07:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out,” External link

boston Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:02:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops,” External link

boston Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:02:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:02:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:02:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out,” External link

680news Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:56:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops,” External link

680news Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:56:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

kiro7 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops," External link

kiro7 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops," External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out,” External link

dailyjournal Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:47:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops,” External link

dailyjournal Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:47:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about The Syrian ) : “Syria was great because it was a non-sovereign environment. The Syrian government couldn’t tell us to stop doing anything,” External link

al-monitor Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about The Syrian ) : “The next time we want to go and kill 200 Russian [mercenaries], does the Iraqi government agree with that?” External link

al-monitor Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "made it uncomfortable for the [militias] to do it again," External link

philly Friday, September 27, 2019 2:14:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “made it uncomfortable for the [militias] to do it again,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, September 27, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Israel will keep striking in Iraq until such time as the Iranians stop using the PMF to move and hide missiles. The Israelis now consider Iraq to be a part of an extended battleground— first it was Syria, and then Iraq was added to it,” External link

voanews-sw Monday, September 23, 2019 3:36:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Israel will keep striking in Iraq until such time as the Iranians stop using the PMF to move and hide missiles. The Israelis now consider Iraq to be a part of an extended battleground— first it was Syria, and then Iraq was added to it,” External link

voanews Monday, September 23, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Iran can count on public skepticism to afford it some deniability under any circumstances, but an attack of this magnitude stands a much greater chance of provoking very severe diplomatic and military consequences,” External link

taipeitimes Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about Saudi ) : “The Saudi air defenses have been proved completely worthless,” External link

nytimes Friday, September 20, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Congress sort of needs to get over it,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “We have a sequence of events since about May 12, where the Iranians have pushed on one red line and relationship after another,” “From a military perspective it has really been superbly executed, from tanker attacks that didn’t spill a drop of oil into the Gulf, to these now, which were of the same quality that the U.S. would have displayed in the mid-90s, using the cruise missiles it had then” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This was a really flawless attack,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, September 18, 2019 5:14:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights warned : "Iran can count on public skepticism to afford it some deniability under any circumstances, but an attack of this magnitude stands a much greater chance of provoking very severe diplomatic and military consequences," External link

japantoday Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:41:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights warned : "Iran can count on public skepticism to afford it some deniability under any circumstances, but an attack of this magnitude stands a much greater chance of provoking very severe diplomatic and military consequences," External link

nzherald Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:14:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights warned : “Iran can count on public skepticism to afford it some deniability under any circumstances, but an attack of this magnitude stands a much greater chance of provoking very severe diplomatic and military consequences,” External link

timesofisrael Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This was a really flawless attack,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This was a really flawless attack,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights warned : “Iran can count on public skepticism to afford it some deniability under any circumstances, but an attack of this magnitude stands a much greater chance of provoking very severe diplomatic and military consequences,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Tuesday, September 17, 2019 8:12:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights warned : "Iran can count on public skepticism to afford it some deniability under any circumstances, but an attack of this magnitude stands a much greater chance of provoking very severe diplomatic and military consequences," External link

eagletribune Tuesday, September 17, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “We have a sequence of events since about May 12, where the Iranians have pushed on one red line and relationship after another,” “From a military perspective it has really been superbly executed, from tanker attacks that didn’t spill a drop of oil into the Gulf, to these now, which were of the same quality that the U.S. would have displayed in the mid-90s, using the cruise missiles it had then” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, September 17, 2019 7:38:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about Saudi ) : “The Saudi air defenses have been proved completely worthless,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, September 17, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights warned : “Iran can count on public skepticism to afford it some deniability under any circumstances, but an attack of this magnitude stands a much greater chance of provoking very severe diplomatic and military consequences,” External link

therepublic Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights warned : "Iran can count on public skepticism to afford it some deniability under any circumstances, but an attack of this magnitude stands a much greater chance of provoking very severe diplomatic and military consequences," External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:45:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights warned : “Iran can count on public skepticism to afford it some deniability under any circumstances, but an attack of this magnitude stands a much greater chance of provoking very severe diplomatic and military consequences,” External link

tribtown Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:44:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights warned : "Iran can count on public skepticism to afford it some deniability under any circumstances, but an attack of this magnitude stands a much greater chance of provoking very severe diplomatic and military consequences," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights warned : "Iran can count on public skepticism to afford it some deniability under any circumstances, but an attack of this magnitude stands a much greater chance of provoking very severe diplomatic and military consequences," External link

startribune Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights warned : “Iran can count on public skepticism to afford it some deniability under any circumstances, but an attack of this magnitude stands a much greater chance of provoking very severe diplomatic and military consequences,” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:20:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights warned : “Iran can count on public skepticism to afford it some deniability under any circumstances, but an attack of this magnitude stands a much greater chance of provoking very severe diplomatic and military consequences,” External link

dailyjournal Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This kind of agency now has a life force of its own and will not be demobilised in the near term,” External link

thenational Thursday, September 5, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights says : "No one in Washington or at the UN should presume that the current battle lines are fixed. They could easily move in the Houthis' favor, with disastrous effects for the UN peace process" External link

iran-daily Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:29:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights says : "No one in Washington or at the UN should presume that the current battle lines are fixed. They could easily move in the Houthis' favor, with disastrous effects for the UN peace process" External link

presstv Thursday, August 22, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights says : "No one in Washington or at the UN should presume that the current battle lines are fixed. They could easily move in the Houthis' favor, with disastrous effects for the UN peace process" External link

PressTVEnglish Thursday, August 22, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The only thing stopping the Houthis from taking over Yemen was the UAE armed forces,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, July 12, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The only thing stopping the Houthis from taking over Yemen was the U.A.E. armed forces,” External link

nytimes Friday, July 12, 2019 3:57:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights affirme : "opération aérienne limitée visant les forces navales des Gardiens de la révolution ou les batteries de défense côtières" External link

challenges Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:08:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights affirme : "opération aérienne limitée visant les forces navales des Gardiens de la révolution ou les batteries de défense côtières" External link

LePoint Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights affirme : "opération aérienne limitée visant les forces navales des Gardiens de la révolution ou les batteries de défense côtières" External link

la-croix Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights affirme : "opération aérienne limitée visant les forces navales des Gardiens de la révolution ou les batteries de défense côtières" External link

tv5 Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "Over-optimistic beliefs about relatively quick wars played a part in causing World War I, Vietnam, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the US operation in Afghanistan, and of course Iraq," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Thursday, June 27, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "require a full response from the Iranians," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Thursday, June 27, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "I think the administration's gonna... talk loudly and wield a pretty small stick," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Thursday, June 27, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights says : “In terms of capabilities, these movements have killed well over 600 Americans in the past in Iraq, using advanced roadside bombs, rockets, snipers and other attacks,” “It doesn’t take a lot of people to cause a lot of damage in Iraq” External link

time Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:33:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The U.S. can destroy the Iranian navy in a day, but it will find it is attacked in six countries by proxy networks,” External link

nbcnews Friday, May 24, 2019 3:37:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Such a thing would be very sensitive,” External link

thedailybeast Wednesday, May 8, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “They’d be cutting their own throat if they close the strait,” External link

northkoreatimes Tuesday, May 7, 2019 5:59:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “They’d be cutting their own throat if they close the strait,” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, May 7, 2019 6:03:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Baghdad knows that the Iranian and non-Iranian blocs – plus Turkey, Russia and Asian countries – are open to closer relations,” External link

thenational Sunday, April 7, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “All of these actors are competing with Tehran,” External link

thenational Sunday, April 7, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “They’re living a troglodytic lifestyle in a lot of places,” External link

politico Friday, February 15, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “If the anti-US block introduces a legislation to limit numbers of US troops, it will become more difficult for pro groups to protect it,” External link

thenational Monday, February 11, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The Iraqis know that ISIS will take years to defeat, so they also know the U.S.-Iraq military partnership will probably outlast this U.S. presidency,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, February 5, 2019 6:53:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The coalition and the Yemeni government will have to cope with an unforgiving international climate if battle recommences,” External link

jordantimes Friday, February 1, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights estime : "La coalition et le gouvernement yéménite devront faire face à un climat international impitoyable si la bataille reprend" External link

tv5 Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:39:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights estime : "La coalition et le gouvernement yéménite devront faire face à un climat international impitoyable si la bataille reprend" External link

challenges Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights estime : "La coalition et le gouvernement yéménite devront faire face à un climat international impitoyable si la bataille reprend" External link

LePoint Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The coalition and the Yemeni government will have to cope with an unforgiving international climate if battle recommences," External link

msn-uk Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights estime : "La coalition et le gouvernement yéménite devront faire face à un climat international impitoyable si la bataille reprend" External link

afp-fr Thursday, January 31, 2019 11:47:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The coalition and the Yemeni government will have to cope with an unforgiving international climate if battle recommences," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The coalition and the Yemeni government will have to cope with an unforgiving international climate if battle recommences," External link

pulse Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The coalition and the Yemeni government will have to cope with an unforgiving international climate if battle recommences," External link

timesofindia Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:30:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The coalition and the Yemeni government will have to cope with an unforgiving international climate if battle recommences," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The coalition and the Yemeni government will have to cope with an unforgiving international climate if battle recommences," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:12:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The coalition and the Yemeni government will have to cope with an unforgiving international climate if battle recommences," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, January 31, 2019 6:46:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The coalition and the Yemeni government will have to cope with an unforgiving international climate if battle recommences," External link

afp-en Thursday, January 31, 2019 6:34:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “It’s a choice by the enemy, and that can be reversed,” External link

seattletimes Monday, January 28, 2019 3:57:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "It's a choice by the enemy, and that can be reversed," External link

Stuff Monday, January 28, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "It's a choice by the enemy, and that can be reversed," External link

msn-uk Sunday, January 27, 2019 7:05:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “They realized you don’t have to mount 6,000 attacks per month,” “You just have to kill the right 50 people each month” External link

TorontoStar Monday, January 21, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “They realized you don’t have to mount 6,000 attacks per month,” “You just have to kill the right 50 people each month” External link

expressindia Monday, January 21, 2019 2:23:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “They realized you don’t have to mount 6,000 attacks per month,” “You just have to kill the right 50 people each month” External link

nytimes Monday, January 21, 2019 11:48:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “They don’t have a lot of money,” External link

al-monitor Thursday, January 3, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "One of the key drivers behind the rise of ISIS was the group's freedom of maneuver inside Syria," External link

sentinelsource Thursday, December 20, 2018 8:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "Within one 40-by-40-mile area, they killed 37 tribal leaders in 10 months," "The impact of those killings is that thousands more are intimidated — they will not want to work with local officials and put themselves at risk" External link

sentinelsource Thursday, December 20, 2018 8:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “One of the key drivers behind the rise of ISIS was the group’s freedom of maneuver inside Syria,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, December 20, 2018 4:59:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Within one 40-by-40-mile area, they killed 37 tribal leaders in 10 months,” “The impact of those killings is that thousands more are intimidated – they will not want to work with local officials and put themselves at risk” External link

seattletimes Thursday, December 20, 2018 4:59:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “One of the key drivers behind the rise of ISIS was the group’s freedom of maneuver inside Syria,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, December 20, 2018 4:56:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Within one 40-by-40-mile area, they killed 37 tribal leaders in 10 months,” “The impact of those killings is that thousands more are intimidated — they will not want to work with local officials and put themselves at risk” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, December 20, 2018 4:56:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “One of the key drivers behind the rise of ISIS was the group’s freedom of maneuver inside Syria,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, December 20, 2018 4:04:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Within one 40-by-40-mile area, they killed 37 tribal leaders in 10 months,” “The impact of those killings is that thousands more are intimidated — they will not want to work with local officials and put themselves at risk” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, December 20, 2018 4:04:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights wrote : "not a stretch to believe that Tehran is supporting the Houthi missile program with technical advice and specialized components," External link

ABCnews Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:50:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights wrote : “not a stretch to believe that Tehran is supporting the Houthi missile program with technical advice and specialized components,” External link

denverpost Friday, November 10, 2017 9:23:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights wrote : “not a stretch to believe that Tehran is supporting the Houthi missile programme with technical advice and specialised components,” External link

scmp Friday, November 10, 2017 7:19:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights wrote : "not a stretch to believe that Tehran is supporting the Houthi missile program with technical advice and specialized components," External link

siouxcityjournal Friday, November 10, 2017 6:08:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights wrote : "not a stretch to believe that Tehran is supporting the Houthi missile program with technical advice and specialized components," External link

ABCnews Friday, November 10, 2017 5:38:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights wrote : “not a stretch to believe that Tehran is supporting the Houthi missile program with technical advice and specialized components,” External link

therepublic Friday, November 10, 2017 5:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights noted : “The prospect of ethnic and sectarian reconciliation, and of unifying leadership, is emerging as a motif in Iraq’s next general elections, due in April or May 2018,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, October 26, 2017 8:29:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The Talabani family dominates the PUK decision-making bodies,” External link

thenation Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This would maintain the basic power-sharing compact negotiated by Kirkuk community leaders in 2007,” External link

reuters-in Tuesday, October 17, 2017 8:33:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This would maintain the basic power-sharing compact negotiated by Kirkuk community leaders in 2007,” External link

reuters Tuesday, October 17, 2017 7:34:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights told : "ISIL is within a few months of controlling no cities in Iraq and no large towns even," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "They were very unlikely to accept a deal unless the deal had some kind of iron-clad specificity and international guarantee," External link

focus-news-en Monday, September 18, 2017 2:10:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "They were very unlikely to accept a deal unless the deal had some kind of iron-clad specificity and international guarantee," External link

naharnet-en Saturday, September 16, 2017 9:24:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "They were very unlikely to accept a deal unless the deal had some kind of iron-clad specificity and international guarantee," External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, September 16, 2017 8:45:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "They were very unlikely to accept a deal unless the deal had some kind of iron-clad specificity and international guarantee," External link

focus-news-en Saturday, September 16, 2017 3:41:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Tehran will view the Saudi Arabian engagement by Abadi and Sadr as another reason that Abadi must be displaced as premier in the 2018 elections,” “And Iran will work hard behind the scenes with money, media and weapons to make that happen” External link

dailytimesPK Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:21:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "Tehran will view the Saudi Arabian engagement by Abadi and Sadr as another reason that Abadi must be displaced as premier in the 2018 elections," "And Iran will work hard behind the scenes with money, media and weapons to make that happen" External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, August 22, 2017 3:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about Saudi ) : "Tehran will view the Saudi Arabian engagement by Abadi and Sadr as another reason that Abadi must be displaced as premier in the 2018 elections," "And Iran will work hard behind the scenes with money, media and weapons to make that happen" External link

digitaljournal Tuesday, August 22, 2017 11:39:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The Trump team will go for Iran very hard. Whether they like the Saudis or not, the Trump team and Riyadh will end up on the same side of the regional Cold War," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:28:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights concluded : “In my view, the battle in west Mosul might still be underway in the late spring or early summer,” External link

telegraph Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:27:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights asked : “The key question now is what kind of reserves the Islamic State has in west Mosul: did it already invest them in east Mosul, or are there still enough for a long defence of west Mosul?” External link

telegraph Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:27:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Hawija isn’t a priority for the Iraqi government because it does not have a lot of strategic value,” External link

foxnews Tuesday, January 17, 2017 2:24:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "One causal factor was clearly the concentration of all available ISF forces [Iraqi security forces] in east Mosul, achieved by closing down ancillary assaults north and southwest of the city," External link

irishsun Tuesday, January 10, 2017 3:31:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “One causal factor was clearly the concentration of all available ISF forces [Iraqi security forces] in east Mosul, achieved by closing down ancillary assaults north and southwest of the city,” External link

voanews Monday, January 9, 2017 9:16:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about Saudi ) : "This is very tempting for a country like Saudi Arabia as they really want to break the resistance," External link

ABCnews Wednesday, November 16, 2016 9:38:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about Saudi ) : “This is very tempting for a country like Saudi Arabia as they really want to break the resistance,” External link

therepublic Wednesday, November 16, 2016 8:46:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about Saudi ) : "This is very tempting for a country like Saudi Arabia as they really want to break the resistance," External link

ABCnews Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:07:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about Saudi ) : "This is very tempting for a country like Saudi Arabia as they really want to break the resistance," External link

startribune Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:49:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about Saudi ) : "This is very tempting for a country like Saudi Arabia as they really want to break the resistance," External link

nzherald Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about Saudi ) : "This is very tempting for a country like Saudi Arabia as they really want to break the resistance," External link

ABCnews Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:29:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about Saudi ) : “This is very tempting for a country like Saudi Arabia as they really want to break the resistance,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:16:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about Saudi ) : “This is very tempting for a country like Saudi Arabia as they really want to break the resistance,” External link

therepublic Wednesday, November 16, 2016 11:25:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The counterterrorism service forces are dying to push harder,” External link

azcentral Friday, November 4, 2016 6:33:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “We just want them to move forward steadily and let us know where they are,” “This is like World War I. We need a very defined forward line of troops” External link

azcentral Friday, November 4, 2016 6:33:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights souligne : "L'armée irakienne a gagné toutes les batailles qu'elle a menées depuis mai 2015" External link

LePoint Wednesday, November 2, 2016 10:30:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The Iraqi army has won every battle it has fought since May 2015," External link

middle-east-online_en Wednesday, November 2, 2016 7:22:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "be a critical capstone in the recovery of the Iraqi army," External link

middle-east-online_en Wednesday, November 2, 2016 7:22:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The Iraqi army has won every battle it has fought since May 2015," External link

digitaljournal Wednesday, November 2, 2016 7:22:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "be a critical capstone in the recovery of the Iraqi army," External link

digitaljournal Wednesday, November 2, 2016 7:22:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights souligne : "L'armée irakienne a gagné toutes les batailles qu'elle a menées depuis mai 2015" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, November 2, 2016 5:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The Iraqi army has won every battle it has fought since May 2015," External link

afp-en Wednesday, November 2, 2016 4:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "be a critical capstone in the recovery of the Iraqi army," External link

afp-en Wednesday, November 2, 2016 4:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights disse : "As Hashd al-Shaabi (ou Forças de Mobilização Popular, como são conhecidos os grupos) serão empregadas para assegurar zonas rurais não povoadas e estradas ao sul de Qayyarah e a oeste de Mossul, mas também farão parte dos combates urbanos" External link

bbc-portuguese-brasil Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:32:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights disse : "As Hashd al-Shaabi (ou Forças de Mobilização Popular, como são conhecidos os grupos) serão empregadas para assegurar zonas rurais não povoadas e estradas ao sul de Qayyarah e a oeste de Mosul, mas também farão parte dos combates urbanos" External link

bbc-portuguese-brasil Monday, October 17, 2016 11:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights disse : "As Hashd al-Shaabi (ou Forças de Mobilização Popular, como são conhecidos os grupos) serão empregadas para assegurar zonas rurais não povoadas e estradas ao sul de Qayyarah e a oeste de Mossul, mas também farão parte dos combates urbanos" External link

g1-globo Monday, October 17, 2016 11:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “I don’t think there’s ever going to be an ideal time to go in,” External link

msn-uk Friday, October 14, 2016 3:30:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “That is why these missile strikes are so significant,” External link

post-gazette Friday, October 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "complicate the situation for months afterwards," External link

voanews Thursday, October 6, 2016 4:04:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "CJOC is what really matters, and the leadership of CJOC hasn't changed," External link

globalsecurity Friday, August 26, 2016 10:20:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights told : "The minister's role is really about being the civilian head of the Iraqi military and building the future military, and making decisions that will affect the conduct of the military in the coming years not so much about day-to-day decisions," External link

globalsecurity Friday, August 26, 2016 10:20:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The trick is how do they [Iraqi officials] replace Obeidi, and how quickly do they do it," External link

globalsecurity Friday, August 26, 2016 10:20:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "CJOC is what really matters, and the leadership of CJOC hasn't changed," External link

irishsun Friday, August 26, 2016 5:10:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights told : "The minister's role is really about being the civilian head of the Iraqi military and building the future military, and making decisions that will affect the conduct of the military in the coming years -- not so much about day-to-day decisions," External link

irishsun Friday, August 26, 2016 5:10:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The trick is how do they [Iraqi officials] replace Obeidi, and how quickly do they do it," External link

irishsun Friday, August 26, 2016 5:10:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “CJOC is what really matters, and the leadership of CJOC hasn’t changed,” External link

voanews Friday, August 26, 2016 2:37:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights told : “The minister’s role is really about being the civilian head of the Iraqi military and building the future military, and making decisions that will affect the conduct of the military in the coming years — not so much about day-to-day decisions,” External link

voanews Friday, August 26, 2016 2:37:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The trick is how do they [Iraqi officials] replace Obeidi, and how quickly do they do it,” External link

voanews Friday, August 26, 2016 2:37:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights says : "It's not possible for oil to be transferred to the ownership of a foreign entity in Iraq's constitution," External link

usnews Tuesday, August 16, 2016 5:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights explains : "The objectives of this campaign are kind of modest," "They're to turn us back to 2013, when things were pretty terrible on the security front. ISIS could take down a ministry building, or Abu Ghraib prison, or a provincial council headquarters" External link

msn-uk Tuesday, June 28, 2016 7:22:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights tells : "Let's face it: If we don't do reconciliation, if we don't do rebuilding properly... ISIS is going to get another shot at this in two years' time," External link

msn-uk Tuesday, June 28, 2016 7:22:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The Sunni tribal forces will really be there to help to hold liberated areas and to provide a sort of Sunni face to the operation," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, June 4, 2016 11:25:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The Sunni tribal forces will really be there to help to hold liberated areas and to provide a sort of Sunni face to the operation," External link

voanews Friday, June 3, 2016 11:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights says : "We've never figured out how to stop them conducting attacks on Baghdad," External link

usnews Friday, May 20, 2016 8:18:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights says : "They've obviously got a Baghdad plan," External link

usnews Friday, May 20, 2016 8:18:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The Iraqi government thinks this is cutting off the head of the snake; that if they can take back Mosul, they will have struck a death blow to ISIS in Iraq," External link

ibtimes-au Thursday, February 26, 2015 10:19:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "It would be extremely difficult to get these numbers of Iraqi army forces or ministry of interior forces into Mosul by summer 2015," External link

albawaba-en Wednesday, February 25, 2015 1:14:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "It would be extremely difficult to get these numbers of Iraqi army forces or ministry of interior forces into Mosul by summer 2015," External link

ahram-EN Tuesday, February 24, 2015 6:57:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “It would be extremely difficult to get these numbers of Iraqi army forces or ministry of interior forces into Mosul by summer 2015,” External link

gulfnews Tuesday, February 24, 2015 6:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "It would be extremely difficult to get these numbers of Iraqi army forces or ministry of interior forces into Mosul by summer 2015," External link

digitaljournal Tuesday, February 24, 2015 4:48:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "It would be extremely difficult to get these numbers of Iraqi army forces or ministry of interior forces into Mosul by summer 2015," External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, February 24, 2015 4:48:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights estime : "Cela sera extrêmement difficile de réunir de tels effectifs des forces de l'armée et du ministère de l'Intérieur à Mossoul d'ici l'été 2015" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, February 24, 2015 3:04:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "It would be extremely difficult to get these numbers of Iraqi army forces or ministry of interior forces into Mosul by summer 2015," External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, February 24, 2015 2:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "It would be extremely difficult to get these numbers of Iraqi army forces or ministry of interior forces into Mosul by summer 2015," External link

afp-en Tuesday, February 24, 2015 2:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "For over six months, neither the Kurds nor the U.S. have lifted a finger to liberate towns, like [the Assyrian city of] Qaraqosh, which are a 10 minute drive from Kurdish front lines," External link

voanews Sunday, February 22, 2015 6:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “My gut is that they continue doing an economy-of-force effort, screening and lively raiding, on the east bank until the Kurds get serious and push forward,” “Then they fall back to the west and blow the bridges.” External link

nytimes Saturday, February 21, 2015 8:47:00 PM EAT



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Michael Knights

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Michael Knights says : “We know almost nothing about the leadership,” External link

nytimes Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights told : “You won’t know the command climate in the [provincial] headquarters, you won’t know how accurate their statistics are,” External link

al-monitor Friday, July 10, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “You’re not going to know what you don’t know, because you’re not there anymore,” External link

al-monitor Friday, July 10, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights prévient : "Si les brigades du Hezbollah parviennent à protéger leurs combattants de la justice, cela mettra le gouvernement Kazimi dans l'embarras" External link

lorientlejour Monday, July 6, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Does it become remembered as a humiliation of the militias, because the government had the temerity to arrest their guys like they’re a bunch of criminals, or does this get remembered as the day the militias drove around the international zone like they owned it and took their guys back from the government?” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, July 3, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “It’s inconceivable that this would have happened nine months ago,” “If this happens again, which I think it will, well, that’s the real test. Next time, [the militia will] be a lot more ready to hang onto their guys” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, July 3, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights wrote : “Any government’s first duty is to protect its own capacity to make independent decisions,” “But the Kadhimi government is struggling to find safe locations in which it can work without fear of being overrun by militias” External link

voanews-sw Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights wrote : “Any government’s first duty is to protect its own capacity to make independent decisions,” “But the Kadhimi government is struggling to find safe locations in which it can work without fear of being overrun by militias” External link

voanews Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Protection of foreign citizens is necessary for the F-16 support to resume,” External link

shafaaq Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The Iraqi F-16s are presently not very important due to the presence of the international coalition and its airpower,” External link

shafaaq Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “As time passes, the pressure will grow for all kinetic strikes to be Iraqi, not international, so the need for Iraqi F-16s or other fast jets will grow,” External link

shafaaq Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights prévient : "Si les brigades du Hezbollah parviennent à protéger leurs combattants de la justice, cela mettra le gouvernement Kazimi dans l'embarras" External link

msn-fr Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Iraq is not likely to write off the significant investment in the F-16 fleet and its pilots,” External link

forbes Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Protection of foreign citizens is necessary for the F-16 support to resume,” External link

forbes Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The Iraqi F-16s are presently not very important due to the presence of the international coalition and its airpower,” External link

forbes Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “As time passes, the pressure will grow for all kinetic strikes to be Iraqi, not international, so the need for Iraqi F-16s or other fast jets will grow,” External link

forbes Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights prévient : "Si les brigades du Hezbollah parviennent à protéger leurs combattants de la justice, cela mettra le gouvernement Kazimi dans l'embarras" External link

msn-fr Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights wrote : "If Kataeb Hezbollah succeeds in shielding its fighters from justice, it will embarrass the Kadhemi government," External link

pulse Monday, June 29, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights prévient : "Si les brigades du Hezbollah parviennent à protéger leurs combattants de la justice, cela mettra le gouvernement Kazimi dans l'embarras" External link

tv5 Monday, June 29, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights wrote : "If Kataeb Hezbollah succeeds in shielding its fighters from justice, it will embarrass the Kadhemi government," External link

digitaljournal Monday, June 29, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights prévient : «Si les brigades du Hezbollah parviennent à protéger leurs combattants de la justice, cela mettra le gouvernement Kazimi dans l'embarras» External link

la-croix Monday, June 29, 2020 11:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights wrote : "If Kataeb Hezbollah succeeds in shielding its fighters from justice, it will embarrass the Kadhemi government," External link

news-yahoo Monday, June 29, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights wrote : "If Kataeb Hezbollah succeeds in shielding its fighters from justice, it will embarrass the Kadhemi government," External link

ibtimes Monday, June 29, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights prévient : "Si les brigades du Hezbollah parviennent à protéger leurs combattants de la justice, cela mettra le gouvernement Kazimi dans l'embarras" External link

LePoint Monday, June 29, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights prévient : "Si les brigades du Hezbollah parviennent à protéger leurs combattants de la justice, cela mettra le gouvernement Kazimi dans l'embarras" External link

challenges Monday, June 29, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights wrote : "If Kataeb Hezbollah succeeds in shielding its fighters from justice, it will embarrass the Kadhemi government," External link

afp-en Monday, June 29, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The movement is still very weak compared with its old self in 2017 or 2013, but it is recovering slowly,” External link

albawaba-en Sunday, June 14, 2020 1:17:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The U.S. is looking in the wrong place if they are looking for the attacks we saw in 2014, if they are looking for mass casualties in cities, but the fact that ISIS hasn’t done that is a choice,” External link

shafaaq Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The U.S. is looking in the wrong place if they are looking for the attacks we saw in 2014, if they are looking for mass casualties in cities, but the fact that ISIS hasn’t done that is a choice,” External link

nytimes Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights says : “Coronavirus has seriously disrupted operations by Iraq’s army and security forces, who instead of going after ISIS cells with disproportionate force, as usual, have since the outbreak been forced to break up into small cell-like groups themselves in order to prevent the spread of the virus within their ranks,” External link

thedailybeast Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights says : “We’re looking at ISIS’ first real Ramadan offensive in half a decade,” “Though the group is still a shadow of itself, it’s shown sustained growth over the last year that’s being let loose now” External link

thedailybeast Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights says : “Any U.S. assistance that occurs will take place from farther back in the conflict zone,” “U.S. troops are no longer present at the forward provincial level bases, and this is really bad” External link

thedailybeast Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights says ( about Qassem Soleimani ) : “When Soleimani was killed, Iran had already overplayed its hand and was suffering the consequences,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, May 10, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about Mike Pompeo ) : “If Kadhimi says to Mike Pompeo that he needs something, he needs it, the U.S. is open to making deals with him,” External link

nytimes Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights says : “It has a bit of a free pass right now,” External link

economist Wednesday, April 8, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights told : “Iraq is becoming a cash cow for the Axis of Resistance,” External link

thenational Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Starting from 2018 and 2019 we saw unprecedented levels of Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah influence at the center of the Iraqi government,” External link

thenational Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about Kurdistan Region ) : “Unless the Iraqi government can stop the attacks on coalition bases, the coalition will leave Iraq this year, except perhaps the Kurdistan Region,” External link

thenational Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about Kurdistan Region ) : “Unless the Iraqi government can stop the attacks on coalition bases, the coalition will leave Iraq this year, except perhaps the Kurdistan Region,” External link

thenational Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Within a year, Baghdad would be suffering regular mass casualty bombings. Last time, it was only 2 and half years before the US was asked to come back,” External link

thenational Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “It’s like a shadow state,” External link

nytimes Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “You can’t just hit rank-and-file fighters, you’d have to hit leadership, most of whom have probably dispersed,” External link

nytimes Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “They don’t have an organising brain any more,” External link

ft Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights says : “We don’t want to stay…so that’s why we took that risk,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights says : “We don’t want to stay…so that’s why we took that risk,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights notes : “In terms of information operations, killing Soleimani could be a success of epochal importance — but only if it is followed up with more-measured policies that show Washington’s ability to pause, reflect on shared interests with foreign partners, and let the dust settle” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, January 7, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights says : “We don’t want to stay…so that’s why we took that risk,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The fight against ISIS has been significantly degraded by the tensions between the US and Iran,” External link

bostonglobe Monday, January 6, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The fight against ISIS has been significantly degraded by the tensions between the U.S. and Iran,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, January 5, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights says : "His network was the most professional killer of Americans in Iraq," External link

npr Sunday, January 5, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Over the last few days we’ve literally stopped the anti-Isis fight – everything stopped,” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, January 4, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “You just can’t do that because those guys could easily be overrun, killed or kidnapped by the militias, by the Iranians,” “It’s been very challenging to keep counter-Isis operations going under these conditions, and now with the really ramped up threat to operating locations, it’s even harder, and if they kick us out of the country, even harder still” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, January 4, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "Muhandis worked assiduously to develop the Hashd into an organisation that was neither subject to full prime ministerial command nor subordinate to the conventional security forces," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, January 3, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Muhandis worked assiduously to develop the Hashed into an organization that was neither subject to full prime ministerial command nor subordinate to the conventional security forces,” External link

timesofisrael Friday, January 3, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "Muhandis worked assiduously to develop the Hashed into an organization that was neither subject to full prime ministerial command nor subordinate to the conventional security forces," External link

news-yahoo Friday, January 3, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "Muhandis worked assiduously to develop the Hashed into an organization that was neither subject to full prime ministerial command nor subordinate to the conventional security forces," External link

afp-en Friday, January 3, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights explique : «Tout le monde a vu ce qui s’est passé à la suite du retrait américain d’Irak fin 2011, avec la montée en puissance de l’[organisation] Etat islamique. Et si les Américains doivent partir, les autres forces au sein de la coalition partiront également» External link

letemps Thursday, January 2, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights ajoute : «L’Iran et les responsables chiites irakiens ont davantage intérêt à maintenir les Américains en Irak, en position d’otages» External link

letemps Thursday, January 2, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights says : “We haven’t killed this many tier-one Iranian proxies in one go, ever,” External link

economist Thursday, January 2, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights told : "KH [Kataeb Hezbollah] can shoot dead policemen on the streets of Baghdad and refuse to surrender the murderers to Iraqi justice. KH can threaten ministers, can take over the Civil Aviation Authority of Iraq, and nobody will stand in their way. As a result, KH is very unlikely to face any negative action as a result of either the killing of a U.S. contractor or the blockading of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad," External link

irishsun Wednesday, January 1, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights told : "KH [Kataeb Hezbollah] can shoot dead policemen on the streets of Baghdad and refuse to surrender the murderers to Iraqi justice. KH can threaten ministers, can take over the Civil Aviation Authority of Iraq, and nobody will stand in their way. As a result, KH is very unlikely to face any negative action as a result of either the killing of a U.S. contractor or the blockading of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad," External link

voanews-sw Wednesday, January 1, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights told : "KH [Kataeb Hezbollah] can shoot dead policemen on the streets of Baghdad and refuse to surrender the murderers to Iraqi justice. KH can threaten ministers, can take over the Civil Aviation Authority of Iraq, and nobody will stand in their way. As a result, KH is very unlikely to face any negative action as a result of either the killing of a U.S. contractor or the blockading of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad," External link

voanews Wednesday, January 1, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "are probably at peak influence and don't want anything to change, because it's exactly where they want to be," External link

news-yahoo Monday, November 4, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "have absolutely everything to lose and will do anything to defend it," "In the course of that, they are exposing their hand and their allies, and building even greater anger towards them" External link

news-yahoo Monday, November 4, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "Iran has tightened its grip considerably and become much more bold," External link

news-yahoo Monday, November 4, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “are probably at peak influence and don’t want anything to change, because it’s exactly where they want to be,” External link

phnompenhpost Monday, November 4, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “have absolutely everything to lose and will do anything to defend it,” “In the course of that, they are exposing their hand and their allies, and building even greater anger towards them” External link

phnompenhpost Monday, November 4, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Iran has tightened its grip considerably and become much bolder,” External link

phnompenhpost Monday, November 4, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "are probably at peak influence and don't want anything to change, because it's exactly where they want to be," External link

ahram-EN Sunday, November 3, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "have absolutely everything to lose and will do anything to defend it," "In the course of that, they are exposing their hand and their allies, and building even greater anger towards them" External link

ahram-EN Sunday, November 3, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "Iran has tightened its grip considerably and become much more bold," External link

ahram-EN Sunday, November 3, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "are probably at peak influence and don't want anything to change, because it's exactly where they want to be," External link

afp-en Sunday, November 3, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "have absolutely everything to lose and will do anything to defend it," "In the course of that, they are exposing their hand and their allies, and building even greater anger towards them" External link

afp-en Sunday, November 3, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "Iran has tightened its grip considerably and become much more bold," External link

afp-en Sunday, November 3, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights estime : "L'Iran est parvenu à imposer un contrôle effectif quotidien de l'exécutif irakien, sur les sujets qui lui importent" External link

afp-fr Sunday, November 3, 2019 7:38:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "are probably at peak influence and don't want anything to change, because it's exactly where they want to be," External link

naharnet-en Sunday, November 3, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "have absolutely everything to lose and will do anything to defend it," "In the course of that, they are exposing their hand and their allies, and building even greater anger towards them" External link

naharnet-en Sunday, November 3, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "Iran has tightened its grip considerably and become much more bold," External link

naharnet-en Sunday, November 3, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "are probably at peak influence and don't want anything to change, because it's exactly where they want to be," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, November 3, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "have absolutely everything to lose and will do anything to defend it," "In the course of that, they are exposing their hand and their allies, and building even greater anger towards them" External link

news-yahoo Sunday, November 3, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "Iran has tightened its grip considerably and become much more bold," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, November 3, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "are probably at peak influence and don't want anything to change, because it's exactly where they want to be," External link

afp-en Sunday, November 3, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "have absolutely everything to lose and will do anything to defend it," "In the course of that, they are exposing their hand and their allies, and building even greater anger towards them" External link

afp-en Sunday, November 3, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "Iran has tightened its grip considerably and become much more bold," External link

afp-en Sunday, November 3, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

siouxcityjournal Wednesday, October 23, 2019 5:39:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

brownsvilleherald Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:23:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops," External link

brownsvilleherald Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:23:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

hjnews Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops," External link

hjnews Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

missoulian Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

siouxcityjournal Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:45:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

eagletribune Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:31:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops," External link

eagletribune Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:31:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

wsoctv Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:27:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops," External link

wsoctv Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:27:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

wftv Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops," External link

wftv Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:24:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops," External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:24:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out,” External link

therepublic Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops,” External link

therepublic Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

startribune Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops," External link

startribune Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

seattlepi Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops," External link

seattlepi Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

timesdaily Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

dcourier Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:07:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops," External link

dcourier Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:07:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out,” External link

tribtown Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:07:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops,” External link

tribtown Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:07:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

actionnewsjax Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:07:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops," External link

actionnewsjax Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:07:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out,” External link

boston Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:02:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops,” External link

boston Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:02:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:02:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:02:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out,” External link

680news Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:56:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops,” External link

680news Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:56:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

kiro7 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops," External link

kiro7 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out," External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops," External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out,” External link

dailyjournal Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:47:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops,” External link

dailyjournal Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:47:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This self-inflicted Syria evacuation was not well thought out,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The last thing that the Iraqi government needs right now is to turn attention to the presence of American troops,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about The Syrian ) : “Syria was great because it was a non-sovereign environment. The Syrian government couldn’t tell us to stop doing anything,” External link

al-monitor Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about The Syrian ) : “The next time we want to go and kill 200 Russian [mercenaries], does the Iraqi government agree with that?” External link

al-monitor Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "made it uncomfortable for the [militias] to do it again," External link

philly Friday, September 27, 2019 2:14:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “made it uncomfortable for the [militias] to do it again,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, September 27, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Israel will keep striking in Iraq until such time as the Iranians stop using the PMF to move and hide missiles. The Israelis now consider Iraq to be a part of an extended battleground— first it was Syria, and then Iraq was added to it,” External link

voanews-sw Monday, September 23, 2019 3:36:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Israel will keep striking in Iraq until such time as the Iranians stop using the PMF to move and hide missiles. The Israelis now consider Iraq to be a part of an extended battleground— first it was Syria, and then Iraq was added to it,” External link

voanews Monday, September 23, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Iran can count on public skepticism to afford it some deniability under any circumstances, but an attack of this magnitude stands a much greater chance of provoking very severe diplomatic and military consequences,” External link

taipeitimes Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about Saudi ) : “The Saudi air defenses have been proved completely worthless,” External link

nytimes Friday, September 20, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Congress sort of needs to get over it,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “We have a sequence of events since about May 12, where the Iranians have pushed on one red line and relationship after another,” “From a military perspective it has really been superbly executed, from tanker attacks that didn’t spill a drop of oil into the Gulf, to these now, which were of the same quality that the U.S. would have displayed in the mid-90s, using the cruise missiles it had then” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This was a really flawless attack,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, September 18, 2019 5:14:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights warned : "Iran can count on public skepticism to afford it some deniability under any circumstances, but an attack of this magnitude stands a much greater chance of provoking very severe diplomatic and military consequences," External link

japantoday Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:41:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights warned : "Iran can count on public skepticism to afford it some deniability under any circumstances, but an attack of this magnitude stands a much greater chance of provoking very severe diplomatic and military consequences," External link

nzherald Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:14:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights warned : “Iran can count on public skepticism to afford it some deniability under any circumstances, but an attack of this magnitude stands a much greater chance of provoking very severe diplomatic and military consequences,” External link

timesofisrael Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This was a really flawless attack,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This was a really flawless attack,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights warned : “Iran can count on public skepticism to afford it some deniability under any circumstances, but an attack of this magnitude stands a much greater chance of provoking very severe diplomatic and military consequences,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Tuesday, September 17, 2019 8:12:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights warned : "Iran can count on public skepticism to afford it some deniability under any circumstances, but an attack of this magnitude stands a much greater chance of provoking very severe diplomatic and military consequences," External link

eagletribune Tuesday, September 17, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “We have a sequence of events since about May 12, where the Iranians have pushed on one red line and relationship after another,” “From a military perspective it has really been superbly executed, from tanker attacks that didn’t spill a drop of oil into the Gulf, to these now, which were of the same quality that the U.S. would have displayed in the mid-90s, using the cruise missiles it had then” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, September 17, 2019 7:38:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about Saudi ) : “The Saudi air defenses have been proved completely worthless,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, September 17, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights warned : “Iran can count on public skepticism to afford it some deniability under any circumstances, but an attack of this magnitude stands a much greater chance of provoking very severe diplomatic and military consequences,” External link

therepublic Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights warned : "Iran can count on public skepticism to afford it some deniability under any circumstances, but an attack of this magnitude stands a much greater chance of provoking very severe diplomatic and military consequences," External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:45:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights warned : “Iran can count on public skepticism to afford it some deniability under any circumstances, but an attack of this magnitude stands a much greater chance of provoking very severe diplomatic and military consequences,” External link

tribtown Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:44:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights warned : "Iran can count on public skepticism to afford it some deniability under any circumstances, but an attack of this magnitude stands a much greater chance of provoking very severe diplomatic and military consequences," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights warned : "Iran can count on public skepticism to afford it some deniability under any circumstances, but an attack of this magnitude stands a much greater chance of provoking very severe diplomatic and military consequences," External link

startribune Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights warned : “Iran can count on public skepticism to afford it some deniability under any circumstances, but an attack of this magnitude stands a much greater chance of provoking very severe diplomatic and military consequences,” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:20:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights warned : “Iran can count on public skepticism to afford it some deniability under any circumstances, but an attack of this magnitude stands a much greater chance of provoking very severe diplomatic and military consequences,” External link

dailyjournal Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This kind of agency now has a life force of its own and will not be demobilised in the near term,” External link

thenational Thursday, September 5, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights says : "No one in Washington or at the UN should presume that the current battle lines are fixed. They could easily move in the Houthis' favor, with disastrous effects for the UN peace process" External link

iran-daily Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:29:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights says : "No one in Washington or at the UN should presume that the current battle lines are fixed. They could easily move in the Houthis' favor, with disastrous effects for the UN peace process" External link

presstv Thursday, August 22, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights says : "No one in Washington or at the UN should presume that the current battle lines are fixed. They could easily move in the Houthis' favor, with disastrous effects for the UN peace process" External link

PressTVEnglish Thursday, August 22, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The only thing stopping the Houthis from taking over Yemen was the UAE armed forces,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, July 12, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The only thing stopping the Houthis from taking over Yemen was the U.A.E. armed forces,” External link

nytimes Friday, July 12, 2019 3:57:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights affirme : "opération aérienne limitée visant les forces navales des Gardiens de la révolution ou les batteries de défense côtières" External link

challenges Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:08:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights affirme : "opération aérienne limitée visant les forces navales des Gardiens de la révolution ou les batteries de défense côtières" External link

LePoint Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights affirme : "opération aérienne limitée visant les forces navales des Gardiens de la révolution ou les batteries de défense côtières" External link

la-croix Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights affirme : "opération aérienne limitée visant les forces navales des Gardiens de la révolution ou les batteries de défense côtières" External link

tv5 Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "Over-optimistic beliefs about relatively quick wars played a part in causing World War I, Vietnam, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the US operation in Afghanistan, and of course Iraq," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Thursday, June 27, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "require a full response from the Iranians," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Thursday, June 27, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "I think the administration's gonna... talk loudly and wield a pretty small stick," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Thursday, June 27, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights says : “In terms of capabilities, these movements have killed well over 600 Americans in the past in Iraq, using advanced roadside bombs, rockets, snipers and other attacks,” “It doesn’t take a lot of people to cause a lot of damage in Iraq” External link

time Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:33:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The U.S. can destroy the Iranian navy in a day, but it will find it is attacked in six countries by proxy networks,” External link

nbcnews Friday, May 24, 2019 3:37:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Such a thing would be very sensitive,” External link

thedailybeast Wednesday, May 8, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “They’d be cutting their own throat if they close the strait,” External link

northkoreatimes Tuesday, May 7, 2019 5:59:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “They’d be cutting their own throat if they close the strait,” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, May 7, 2019 6:03:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Baghdad knows that the Iranian and non-Iranian blocs – plus Turkey, Russia and Asian countries – are open to closer relations,” External link

thenational Sunday, April 7, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “All of these actors are competing with Tehran,” External link

thenational Sunday, April 7, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “They’re living a troglodytic lifestyle in a lot of places,” External link

politico Friday, February 15, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “If the anti-US block introduces a legislation to limit numbers of US troops, it will become more difficult for pro groups to protect it,” External link

thenational Monday, February 11, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The Iraqis know that ISIS will take years to defeat, so they also know the U.S.-Iraq military partnership will probably outlast this U.S. presidency,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, February 5, 2019 6:53:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The coalition and the Yemeni government will have to cope with an unforgiving international climate if battle recommences,” External link

jordantimes Friday, February 1, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights estime : "La coalition et le gouvernement yéménite devront faire face à un climat international impitoyable si la bataille reprend" External link

tv5 Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:39:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights estime : "La coalition et le gouvernement yéménite devront faire face à un climat international impitoyable si la bataille reprend" External link

challenges Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights estime : "La coalition et le gouvernement yéménite devront faire face à un climat international impitoyable si la bataille reprend" External link

LePoint Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The coalition and the Yemeni government will have to cope with an unforgiving international climate if battle recommences," External link

msn-uk Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights estime : "La coalition et le gouvernement yéménite devront faire face à un climat international impitoyable si la bataille reprend" External link

afp-fr Thursday, January 31, 2019 11:47:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The coalition and the Yemeni government will have to cope with an unforgiving international climate if battle recommences," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The coalition and the Yemeni government will have to cope with an unforgiving international climate if battle recommences," External link

pulse Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The coalition and the Yemeni government will have to cope with an unforgiving international climate if battle recommences," External link

timesofindia Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:30:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The coalition and the Yemeni government will have to cope with an unforgiving international climate if battle recommences," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The coalition and the Yemeni government will have to cope with an unforgiving international climate if battle recommences," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:12:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The coalition and the Yemeni government will have to cope with an unforgiving international climate if battle recommences," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, January 31, 2019 6:46:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The coalition and the Yemeni government will have to cope with an unforgiving international climate if battle recommences," External link

afp-en Thursday, January 31, 2019 6:34:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “It’s a choice by the enemy, and that can be reversed,” External link

seattletimes Monday, January 28, 2019 3:57:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "It's a choice by the enemy, and that can be reversed," External link

Stuff Monday, January 28, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "It's a choice by the enemy, and that can be reversed," External link

msn-uk Sunday, January 27, 2019 7:05:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “They realized you don’t have to mount 6,000 attacks per month,” “You just have to kill the right 50 people each month” External link

TorontoStar Monday, January 21, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “They realized you don’t have to mount 6,000 attacks per month,” “You just have to kill the right 50 people each month” External link

expressindia Monday, January 21, 2019 2:23:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “They realized you don’t have to mount 6,000 attacks per month,” “You just have to kill the right 50 people each month” External link

nytimes Monday, January 21, 2019 11:48:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “They don’t have a lot of money,” External link

al-monitor Thursday, January 3, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "One of the key drivers behind the rise of ISIS was the group's freedom of maneuver inside Syria," External link

sentinelsource Thursday, December 20, 2018 8:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "Within one 40-by-40-mile area, they killed 37 tribal leaders in 10 months," "The impact of those killings is that thousands more are intimidated — they will not want to work with local officials and put themselves at risk" External link

sentinelsource Thursday, December 20, 2018 8:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “One of the key drivers behind the rise of ISIS was the group’s freedom of maneuver inside Syria,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, December 20, 2018 4:59:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Within one 40-by-40-mile area, they killed 37 tribal leaders in 10 months,” “The impact of those killings is that thousands more are intimidated – they will not want to work with local officials and put themselves at risk” External link

seattletimes Thursday, December 20, 2018 4:59:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “One of the key drivers behind the rise of ISIS was the group’s freedom of maneuver inside Syria,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, December 20, 2018 4:56:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Within one 40-by-40-mile area, they killed 37 tribal leaders in 10 months,” “The impact of those killings is that thousands more are intimidated — they will not want to work with local officials and put themselves at risk” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, December 20, 2018 4:56:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “One of the key drivers behind the rise of ISIS was the group’s freedom of maneuver inside Syria,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, December 20, 2018 4:04:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Within one 40-by-40-mile area, they killed 37 tribal leaders in 10 months,” “The impact of those killings is that thousands more are intimidated — they will not want to work with local officials and put themselves at risk” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, December 20, 2018 4:04:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights wrote : "not a stretch to believe that Tehran is supporting the Houthi missile program with technical advice and specialized components," External link

ABCnews Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:50:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights wrote : “not a stretch to believe that Tehran is supporting the Houthi missile program with technical advice and specialized components,” External link

denverpost Friday, November 10, 2017 9:23:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights wrote : “not a stretch to believe that Tehran is supporting the Houthi missile programme with technical advice and specialised components,” External link

scmp Friday, November 10, 2017 7:19:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights wrote : "not a stretch to believe that Tehran is supporting the Houthi missile program with technical advice and specialized components," External link

siouxcityjournal Friday, November 10, 2017 6:08:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights wrote : "not a stretch to believe that Tehran is supporting the Houthi missile program with technical advice and specialized components," External link

ABCnews Friday, November 10, 2017 5:38:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights wrote : “not a stretch to believe that Tehran is supporting the Houthi missile program with technical advice and specialized components,” External link

therepublic Friday, November 10, 2017 5:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights noted : “The prospect of ethnic and sectarian reconciliation, and of unifying leadership, is emerging as a motif in Iraq’s next general elections, due in April or May 2018,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, October 26, 2017 8:29:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The Talabani family dominates the PUK decision-making bodies,” External link

thenation Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This would maintain the basic power-sharing compact negotiated by Kirkuk community leaders in 2007,” External link

reuters-in Tuesday, October 17, 2017 8:33:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “This would maintain the basic power-sharing compact negotiated by Kirkuk community leaders in 2007,” External link

reuters Tuesday, October 17, 2017 7:34:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights told : "ISIL is within a few months of controlling no cities in Iraq and no large towns even," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "They were very unlikely to accept a deal unless the deal had some kind of iron-clad specificity and international guarantee," External link

focus-news-en Monday, September 18, 2017 2:10:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "They were very unlikely to accept a deal unless the deal had some kind of iron-clad specificity and international guarantee," External link

naharnet-en Saturday, September 16, 2017 9:24:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "They were very unlikely to accept a deal unless the deal had some kind of iron-clad specificity and international guarantee," External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, September 16, 2017 8:45:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "They were very unlikely to accept a deal unless the deal had some kind of iron-clad specificity and international guarantee," External link

focus-news-en Saturday, September 16, 2017 3:41:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Tehran will view the Saudi Arabian engagement by Abadi and Sadr as another reason that Abadi must be displaced as premier in the 2018 elections,” “And Iran will work hard behind the scenes with money, media and weapons to make that happen” External link

dailytimesPK Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:21:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "Tehran will view the Saudi Arabian engagement by Abadi and Sadr as another reason that Abadi must be displaced as premier in the 2018 elections," "And Iran will work hard behind the scenes with money, media and weapons to make that happen" External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, August 22, 2017 3:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about Saudi ) : "Tehran will view the Saudi Arabian engagement by Abadi and Sadr as another reason that Abadi must be displaced as premier in the 2018 elections," "And Iran will work hard behind the scenes with money, media and weapons to make that happen" External link

digitaljournal Tuesday, August 22, 2017 11:39:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The Trump team will go for Iran very hard. Whether they like the Saudis or not, the Trump team and Riyadh will end up on the same side of the regional Cold War," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:28:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights concluded : “In my view, the battle in west Mosul might still be underway in the late spring or early summer,” External link

telegraph Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:27:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights asked : “The key question now is what kind of reserves the Islamic State has in west Mosul: did it already invest them in east Mosul, or are there still enough for a long defence of west Mosul?” External link

telegraph Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:27:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “Hawija isn’t a priority for the Iraqi government because it does not have a lot of strategic value,” External link

foxnews Tuesday, January 17, 2017 2:24:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "One causal factor was clearly the concentration of all available ISF forces [Iraqi security forces] in east Mosul, achieved by closing down ancillary assaults north and southwest of the city," External link

irishsun Tuesday, January 10, 2017 3:31:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “One causal factor was clearly the concentration of all available ISF forces [Iraqi security forces] in east Mosul, achieved by closing down ancillary assaults north and southwest of the city,” External link

voanews Monday, January 9, 2017 9:16:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about Saudi ) : "This is very tempting for a country like Saudi Arabia as they really want to break the resistance," External link

ABCnews Wednesday, November 16, 2016 9:38:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about Saudi ) : “This is very tempting for a country like Saudi Arabia as they really want to break the resistance,” External link

therepublic Wednesday, November 16, 2016 8:46:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about Saudi ) : "This is very tempting for a country like Saudi Arabia as they really want to break the resistance," External link

ABCnews Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:07:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about Saudi ) : "This is very tempting for a country like Saudi Arabia as they really want to break the resistance," External link

startribune Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:49:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about Saudi ) : "This is very tempting for a country like Saudi Arabia as they really want to break the resistance," External link

nzherald Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about Saudi ) : "This is very tempting for a country like Saudi Arabia as they really want to break the resistance," External link

ABCnews Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:29:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about Saudi ) : “This is very tempting for a country like Saudi Arabia as they really want to break the resistance,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:16:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said ( about Saudi ) : “This is very tempting for a country like Saudi Arabia as they really want to break the resistance,” External link

therepublic Wednesday, November 16, 2016 11:25:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The counterterrorism service forces are dying to push harder,” External link

azcentral Friday, November 4, 2016 6:33:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “We just want them to move forward steadily and let us know where they are,” “This is like World War I. We need a very defined forward line of troops” External link

azcentral Friday, November 4, 2016 6:33:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights souligne : "L'armée irakienne a gagné toutes les batailles qu'elle a menées depuis mai 2015" External link

LePoint Wednesday, November 2, 2016 10:30:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The Iraqi army has won every battle it has fought since May 2015," External link

middle-east-online_en Wednesday, November 2, 2016 7:22:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "be a critical capstone in the recovery of the Iraqi army," External link

middle-east-online_en Wednesday, November 2, 2016 7:22:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The Iraqi army has won every battle it has fought since May 2015," External link

digitaljournal Wednesday, November 2, 2016 7:22:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "be a critical capstone in the recovery of the Iraqi army," External link

digitaljournal Wednesday, November 2, 2016 7:22:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights souligne : "L'armée irakienne a gagné toutes les batailles qu'elle a menées depuis mai 2015" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, November 2, 2016 5:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The Iraqi army has won every battle it has fought since May 2015," External link

afp-en Wednesday, November 2, 2016 4:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "be a critical capstone in the recovery of the Iraqi army," External link

afp-en Wednesday, November 2, 2016 4:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights disse : "As Hashd al-Shaabi (ou Forças de Mobilização Popular, como são conhecidos os grupos) serão empregadas para assegurar zonas rurais não povoadas e estradas ao sul de Qayyarah e a oeste de Mossul, mas também farão parte dos combates urbanos" External link

bbc-portuguese-brasil Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:32:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights disse : "As Hashd al-Shaabi (ou Forças de Mobilização Popular, como são conhecidos os grupos) serão empregadas para assegurar zonas rurais não povoadas e estradas ao sul de Qayyarah e a oeste de Mosul, mas também farão parte dos combates urbanos" External link

bbc-portuguese-brasil Monday, October 17, 2016 11:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights disse : "As Hashd al-Shaabi (ou Forças de Mobilização Popular, como são conhecidos os grupos) serão empregadas para assegurar zonas rurais não povoadas e estradas ao sul de Qayyarah e a oeste de Mossul, mas também farão parte dos combates urbanos" External link

g1-globo Monday, October 17, 2016 11:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “I don’t think there’s ever going to be an ideal time to go in,” External link

msn-uk Friday, October 14, 2016 3:30:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “That is why these missile strikes are so significant,” External link

post-gazette Friday, October 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "complicate the situation for months afterwards," External link

voanews Thursday, October 6, 2016 4:04:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "CJOC is what really matters, and the leadership of CJOC hasn't changed," External link

globalsecurity Friday, August 26, 2016 10:20:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights told : "The minister's role is really about being the civilian head of the Iraqi military and building the future military, and making decisions that will affect the conduct of the military in the coming years not so much about day-to-day decisions," External link

globalsecurity Friday, August 26, 2016 10:20:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The trick is how do they [Iraqi officials] replace Obeidi, and how quickly do they do it," External link

globalsecurity Friday, August 26, 2016 10:20:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "CJOC is what really matters, and the leadership of CJOC hasn't changed," External link

irishsun Friday, August 26, 2016 5:10:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights told : "The minister's role is really about being the civilian head of the Iraqi military and building the future military, and making decisions that will affect the conduct of the military in the coming years -- not so much about day-to-day decisions," External link

irishsun Friday, August 26, 2016 5:10:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The trick is how do they [Iraqi officials] replace Obeidi, and how quickly do they do it," External link

irishsun Friday, August 26, 2016 5:10:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “CJOC is what really matters, and the leadership of CJOC hasn’t changed,” External link

voanews Friday, August 26, 2016 2:37:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights told : “The minister’s role is really about being the civilian head of the Iraqi military and building the future military, and making decisions that will affect the conduct of the military in the coming years — not so much about day-to-day decisions,” External link

voanews Friday, August 26, 2016 2:37:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : “The trick is how do they [Iraqi officials] replace Obeidi, and how quickly do they do it,” External link

voanews Friday, August 26, 2016 2:37:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights says : "It's not possible for oil to be transferred to the ownership of a foreign entity in Iraq's constitution," External link

usnews Tuesday, August 16, 2016 5:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights explains : "The objectives of this campaign are kind of modest," "They're to turn us back to 2013, when things were pretty terrible on the security front. ISIS could take down a ministry building, or Abu Ghraib prison, or a provincial council headquarters" External link

msn-uk Tuesday, June 28, 2016 7:22:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights tells : "Let's face it: If we don't do reconciliation, if we don't do rebuilding properly... ISIS is going to get another shot at this in two years' time," External link

msn-uk Tuesday, June 28, 2016 7:22:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The Sunni tribal forces will really be there to help to hold liberated areas and to provide a sort of Sunni face to the operation," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, June 4, 2016 11:25:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The Sunni tribal forces will really be there to help to hold liberated areas and to provide a sort of Sunni face to the operation," External link

voanews Friday, June 3, 2016 11:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights says : "We've never figured out how to stop them conducting attacks on Baghdad," External link

usnews Friday, May 20, 2016 8:18:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights says : "They've obviously got a Baghdad plan," External link

usnews Friday, May 20, 2016 8:18:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "The Iraqi government thinks this is cutting off the head of the snake; that if they can take back Mosul, they will have struck a death blow to ISIS in Iraq," External link

ibtimes-au Thursday, February 26, 2015 10:19:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "It would be extremely difficult to get these numbers of Iraqi army forces or ministry of interior forces into Mosul by summer 2015," External link

albawaba-en Wednesday, February 25, 2015 1:14:00 AM EAT

Michael Knights said : "It would be extremely difficult to get these numbers of Iraqi army forces or ministry of interior forces into Mosul by summer 2015," External link

ahram-EN Tuesday, February 24, 2015 6:57:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “It would be extremely difficult to get these numbers of Iraqi army forces or ministry of interior forces into Mosul by summer 2015,” External link

gulfnews Tuesday, February 24, 2015 6:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "It would be extremely difficult to get these numbers of Iraqi army forces or ministry of interior forces into Mosul by summer 2015," External link

digitaljournal Tuesday, February 24, 2015 4:48:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "It would be extremely difficult to get these numbers of Iraqi army forces or ministry of interior forces into Mosul by summer 2015," External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, February 24, 2015 4:48:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights estime : "Cela sera extrêmement difficile de réunir de tels effectifs des forces de l'armée et du ministère de l'Intérieur à Mossoul d'ici l'été 2015" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, February 24, 2015 3:04:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "It would be extremely difficult to get these numbers of Iraqi army forces or ministry of interior forces into Mosul by summer 2015," External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, February 24, 2015 2:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "It would be extremely difficult to get these numbers of Iraqi army forces or ministry of interior forces into Mosul by summer 2015," External link

afp-en Tuesday, February 24, 2015 2:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : "For over six months, neither the Kurds nor the U.S. have lifted a finger to liberate towns, like [the Assyrian city of] Qaraqosh, which are a 10 minute drive from Kurdish front lines," External link

voanews Sunday, February 22, 2015 6:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Knights said : “My gut is that they continue doing an economy-of-force effort, screening and lively raiding, on the east bank until the Kurds get serious and push forward,” “Then they fall back to the west and blow the bridges.” External link

nytimes Saturday, February 21, 2015 8:47:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
chercheur11.49%FR11/17/201717/11/2017
researcher3.45%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
expert56.32%EN10/17/201717/10/2017
analyst9.20%EN10/11/201611/10/2016
expert16.09%FR08/27/201427/08/2014
specialist3.45%EN02/28/201428/02/2014
Names Lang Count
Michael KnightsEN79.82%
Michael KnightsFR14.91%
Michael KnightsPT4.39%
Michael KnightsSA0.44%
Michael KnightsAR0.44%


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