Sean Rayment

The battle for Rafah could turn into a bloodbath

12 February 2024 5:23 pm

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu views the conflict in Gaza as a zero-sum game – with Israel either destroying Hamas or…

Israel can’t win in Gaza anymore

21 January 2024 5:30 pm

The first and most important principle of war for any military campaign is the selection and maintenance of ‘the aim’.…

Who will rebuild Gaza?

17 December 2023 5:30 pm

When the last shot is fired in the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the fog of war eventually lifts, the challenge…

Could killing Yahya Sinwar end the Gaza war?

10 December 2023 5:31 pm

Somewhere beneath the rambling town of Khan Yunis, Yahya Sinwar, the murderous leader of Hamas in Gaza, is awaiting his…

The war in Gaza is at a tipping point

6 December 2023 6:21 pm

The conflict in Gaza could be about to reach a defining moment. After weeks of air strikes, artillery bombardments and…

Why Israel is changing tactics in its war on Hamas

4 December 2023 6:50 pm

The conflict in Gaza is about to enter a crucial phase as Israel continues its military campaign to destroy Hamas.…

Does a political solution to the Israel-Gaza conflict exist?

1 December 2023 5:36 pm

Is there a political solution to the Gaza conflict? Earlier this morning, the seven-day ceasefire between Israel and Hamas broke…

The next stage of Israel’s war will be even deadlier

26 November 2023 6:00 pm

On Friday a four-day ceasefire between Israel and Hamas began, as the first hostages taken by Hamas were released by…

Can Israel go on like this?

20 November 2023 5:44 pm

All generals plan military operations based on the ten principles of war – rules if you like, which if adhered to…

It’s time Israel stopped playing by Hamas’s rules in Gaza

16 November 2023 6:34 pm

For Israel, the war in Gaza is a zero sum game. Israel must win and Hamas must lose. Nothing but…

For Israel, the real battle is only just beginning

12 November 2023 5:30 pm

Israel must steel itself over the coming weeks for more national trauma as the fighting against Hamas in Gaza intensifies…

To destroy Hamas, Israel must continue bombing Gaza

8 November 2023 7:30 pm

Israel has no other choice but to carry on bombing Gaza if it wants to destroy Hamas. Its campaign of…

The danger of Hamas drone attacks

7 November 2023 1:23 am

The rise of the combat drone is changing the nature of the battlefield, as Israel has already found to its…

An Israeli ceasefire would be a major strategic error

1 November 2023 6:47 pm

It would be a major strategic error for Israel to agree to a ceasefire in Gaza, as some are calling…

Will Israel’s military strategy work against Hamas?

30 October 2023 6:04 pm

Israeli soldiers are the masters of street fighting. It is unlikely that there has not been a single month in…

Is Israel ready for a full-scale invasion of Gaza?

13 October 2023 2:51 am

Israel is likely to need every one of the 300,000 soldiers it is amassing on the border with Gaza if,…

The death of tanks is greatly exaggerated

18 April 2022 4:00 pm

Is the tank still the ‘king of the battlefield’? The sight of burnt out Russian vehicles littering the highways outside of Kyiv…

Putin's depleted army is running out of time

23 March 2022 6:00 pm

There is a useful military adage often used by generals in times of war: no plan survives contact with the…