Politics

Iran’s threats are an attempt to negotiate

2019 Aug 01

Iranian officials now appear to be negotiating and rather than using back-channels, they are doing it in plain sight.

Details

U.S. Senate Targets Saudi Nuclear Technology

2019 Aug 01

The bipartisan bill follows the revelation that a longtime Trump advisor was pushing for lucrative nuclear deals with Riyadh.

Details

Russia in the Gray Zone

2019 Jul 31

In its ongoing efforts to influence world affairs, Russia is waging campaigns both bloodless and bloody. A significant number of its tactics fall in the space between routine statecraft and direct and open warfare, a space sometimes referred to as the gra

Details

Why this political movement is turning its back on the Iraqi PM

2019 Jul 28

Ammar al-Hakims National Wisdom Movement, which once supported Adel Abdul Mahdi for the premiership, has turned against the prime minister, organizing protests against his government.

Details

Sanctions on Iraqi Political Figures: Shaping the Impact and Message

2019 Jul 22

The United States is now designating politicians who place personal or Iranian interests above the needs of the Iraqi people, but these efforts could go awry if locals don’t understand the justification or consequences.

Details

There’s a Deal to Be Had Between the U.S. and Iran

2019 Jul 17

If Tehran agrees to extend the JCPOAs sunset provisions and curtail its activity in Syria and Lebanon, Washington may be willing to lift the nuclear sanctions and create a special-purpose vehicle.

Details

Trump Couldn’t Ignore the Contradictions of His Foreign Policy Any Longer

2019 Jul 07

To understand where we are and where we are going, we must first understand where we have been. Trump became president with a set of deeply rooted visceral instincts about the world—hostility to alliances, skepticism of free trade, and support for authori

Details

Power and Interdependence in the Trump Era

2019 Jul 07

US President Donald Trump has been accused of weaponizing economic globalization. Sanctions, tariffs, and the restriction of access to dollars have been major instruments of his foreign policy, and he has been unconstrained by allies, institutions, or rul

Details

U.S. Arms Sales to the Gulf Have Failed

2019 Jun 22

Despite spending billions of dollars on hardware, our regional partners do not have the capabilities we need.

Details

Taking on Tehran

2019 Jun 21

Forty years after the revolution that ousted the Shah, Irans unique political-religious system and government appears strong enough to withstand US pressure and to ride out the countrys current economic difficulties.

Details

Jordan’s King Abdullah is facing new risks—from his own friends

2019 Jun 21

In his two decades on the throne, Jordans King Abdullah II has faced almost constant challenges to the stability and prosperity of the kingdom, just as his father Hussein did for the half-century of his rule.

Details

China Threatens American Defense with Rare Earth Embargo

2019 Jun 17

Throughout history certain metals have been critical for defense. During the Greek era, it was bronze. During the Roman Empire, it was iron. In the late 19th Century and early 20th Century, it was copper.

Details

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 .. 16