Politics

After the Lebanon Protests: Between the Party of God and Party of the People

2019 Nov 25

Lebanons protesters succeeded in one of their demands: the resignation of the countrys embattled Prime Minister. After the seismic protests, what is the best way forward?

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Erdogan Visits the White House

2019 Nov 18

Although a NATO partner, Turkey has purchased the Russian air defense system. And, Turkey and the US stand on different sides when it comes to Syria.

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The US no longer matters in Syria

2019 Nov 03

Fundamentally, the ceasefire, assumes the U.S. still matters in Syria. It does not.

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American Military’s Shifting Doctrine

2019 Oct 27

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, US military thought has focused on small scale conflicts, not the major wars. As a result, the US military evolved away from a major land army

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Brexit and the Failure of Journalism

2019 Oct 24

Poor coverage of Britains withdrawal from the European Union risks creating a democratic deficit and storing up resentment for the future.

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The Geopolitical Stakes in Iraq

2019 Oct 22

Russia has steadily inserted itself into Iraqs military, energy, and educational sectors, and these relationships could turn Baghdad further away from the United States now that the Trump administration has ceded Syria to Moscow.

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Abdul Mahdi pressured into staying in office

2019 Oct 20

Political parties behind Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi pressure him to not resign.

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India’s Democratic Dictatorship

2019 Sep 24

Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indias character is being transformed by a government with no regard for institutions

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Turkey on a Tightrope

2019 Sep 22

Ankara is dealing with the United States and Russia, but what is defining this treacherous triangle?

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Operating in the ‘Gray Zone’ to Counter Iran

2019 Sep 22

The best way to counter Irans asymmetric strategy in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere is a U.S. gray zone strategy

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Back to Little England?

2019 Sep 19

The United Kingdoms bid to withdraw from the European Union is typically characterized as a dramatic manifestation of British nationalism.

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Much More Than a Border

2019 Sep 16

Albukamal and Qaim lie on a Syrian-Iraqi boundary that has had regional implications for decades.

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