Yaakov Lappin

Yaakov Lappin is a military and strategic affairs correspondent. He also conducts research and analysis for defense think tanks, and is the Israel correspondent for IHS Jane's Defense Weekly. His book, The Virtual Caliphate, explores the online jihadist presence.

Writings by Yaakov Lappin
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Hizballah's Firm Grip Over Lebanon Fuels Region's Sectarian Strife Special to IPT News November 14, 2017
Hamas Rejoins Iran's Terrorist Axis Special to IPT News October 26, 2017
Hizballah's Nasrallah Escalates Threats as Syria Turns Into Iranian Base Special to IPT News October 8, 2017
IDF's Gaza Wall May Change Hamas Terror Strategies Special to IPT News September 15, 2017
Deadly False Narratives Drove the Temple Mount Crisis Special to IPT News August 2, 2017
Iran's Lebanese Missile Factories in "New and Very Dangerous Phase" Special to IPT News July 18, 2017
Iran Missile Strike Escalates War Between Radical Shi'ites and Sunnis Special to IPT News June 20, 2017
Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Iran's 'Preferred Proxy,' Arming in Gaza Special to IPT News June 5, 2017
Banned Islamist Movement Plotted New Attacks on Israelis Special to IPT News May 19, 2017
Hamas Wants Quiet As It Prepares For Next Assault on Israel Special to IPT News April 27, 2017
Radical Iran-led Axis Confronted with U.S. Deterrence for First Time Special to IPT News April 11, 2017
In-House Hizballah Missile Factories Could Add to Massive Arms Buildup Special to IPT News March 17, 2017
Israel Targets Palestinian Gun Makers Special to IPT News March 10, 2017
New Hamas Leader, a Vicious Killer, Portends New Rounds of Violence Special to IPT News February 16, 2017
Sunni States' Military Spending Sprees Could Fall to Radical Islamists Special to IPT News February 7, 2017
Hamas, ISIS Affiliates, See Opportunity in Terror Truck Attack Special to IPT News January 11, 2017
Aleppo's Fall Signals Rise of Emboldened Radical Shi'ite Axis Special to IPT News December 16, 2016
Arrest Breaks Up PIJ Recruitment Scheme Special to IPT News November 30, 2016
Sporadic Attacks Reveal Fragility of Israel-PA Security Cooperation Special to IPT News November 22, 2016
Hamas Funding Sources Drying Up Special to IPT News November 14, 2016
As ISIS Loses Territory, Foreign Fighters Likely to Bring Jihad Home Special to IPT News September 28, 2016
The First Weapon Against Lone Terrorists: Big Data Analytics Special to IPT News August 5, 2016
Israel Tries Area-Based Response to Palestinian Terror Wave (2 comments) Special to IPT News July 8, 2016
European States Seek Israeli Defense Solutions in Combating ISIS Threat Special to IPT News June 16, 2016
Syrian Quagmire Delays Hizballah's Pursuit of Ultimate Objective Special to IPT News May 27, 2016
Israel's Tunnel-Detection Success Poses Hard Choice for Hamas Special to IPT News May 6, 2016
Make or Break Moment for Palestinian Violence (2 comments) Special to IPT News April 21, 2016
How to Dismantle ISIS' Global Terror HQ in Raqqa Special to IPT News April 7, 2016
The Gaza Time Bomb (2 comments) Special to IPT News March 30, 2016
IDF Racing to Restructure Itself for New Middle East Warfare (3 comments) Special to IPT News February 23, 2016
IDF Preparing for Arrival of ISIS on Syrian Border Special to IPT News January 29, 2016
Israel Sees Short and Long-term Repercussions in Iranian Sanctions Relief Special to IPT News January 25, 2016
Is the Obama Administration Forfeiting IAEA Inspections of Iranian Military Sites? (1 comment) Special to IPT News June 25, 2015
Israel Hopes to Use Current Lull to Prepare for Radical Islamic Storm Special to IPT News June 12, 2015
Hamas Using Truce to Prepare for Next Clash with Israel (2 comments) Special to IPT News May 18, 2015
Iran Deal Frees Up New Financing to Carry Out Terrorism Special to IPT News April 9, 2015
Hamas's International Triangle of Bases: Gaza, Turkey and Qatar Special to IPT News December 18, 2014
Iran and US Fighting On Same Side Rattles Israeli Defense Officials (2 comments) Special to IPT News December 11, 2014
Israel Tries to Contain Surge in Deadly Palestinian Violence (1 comment) Special to IPT News November 12, 2014
Israel Prepares For When Syrian Jihadis Turn Their Guns South (1 comment) Special to IPT News October 13, 2014
War Leaves Hamas Battered as Israel Gives Diplomacy a Chance (1 comment) Special to IPT News August 19, 2014
Israel Watching Hizballah While Fighting a Cautious Battle With Hamas Special to IPT News July 17, 2014
West Bank Kidnapping Triggers Massive Crackdown on Hamas (1 comment) Special to IPT News June 17, 2014
Israel's Defense Establishment Unmoved by Palestinian Unity Agreement Special to IPT News May 28, 2014
New Israeli Satellite Eyes Iran Nuke Program, Terrorist Arms Smuggling (2 comments) Special to IPT News April 22, 2014
Israel to Go 'Deep Into Lebanon' in Future Hizballah Clash (1 comment) Special to IPT News April 1, 2014
Isolated Hamas Contemplates Returning to Iran's Orbit (1 comment) Special to IPT News March 17, 2014
IDF Restructuring Syrian Border Defenses Due to Jihadi Threat (1 comment) Special to IPT News February 27, 2014
Zawahiri's Servant in Gaza Orchestrated Plots for Mega Terror Attacks Special to IPT News January 28, 2014
Will Israel Risk Sharon's Counter-terrorism Achievements for Peace Deal? Special to IPT News January 16, 2014
Israeli Security Sees Rising West Bank Salafi-Jihadi Threat Special to IPT News December 23, 2013
Obama's Soft Stance on Iran Might Force Israel to Strike (2 comments) Special to IPT News November 19, 2013
Hamas Tunneling Its Way to Future Clash With Israel (1 comment) Special to IPT News October 15, 2013
Israel Hopes to Avoid Third Intifada Despite Palestinian Rhetoric, Violence Special to IPT News October 3, 2013
Why Israelis See Shi'ite Axis as a Greater Threat Than Syrian Jihadis (6 comments) Special to IPT News September 10, 2013
Analysis: The Regional Implications of a U.S. Strike on Syria (4 comments) Special to IPT News August 27, 2013
How American Leaks May Help Arm Israel's Enemies Special to IPT News August 8, 2013
Iranian Nuclear Crisis Nearing a Critical Tipping Point (4 comments) Special to IPT News July 16, 2013
The Shi'ite crescent holds its ground (1 comment) Special to IPT News June 13, 2013
Hamas in Gaza Sending Out Tentacles to the West Bank Special to IPT News May 23, 2013
Analysis: Air strikes in Syria - A calculated risk Special to IPT News May 15, 2013
Iran/Hizballah's Global Shi'ite Terror Network Special to IPT News April 30, 2013
Behind the Lines: Conquest through proselytizing (1 comment) Jerusalem Post February 15, 2013
Security Matters: Turning a corner? Jerusalem Post March 29, 2012