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The US needs Europe to end the 'forever wars' in the Middle East

۱۳۹۹ آبان ۱۹

The election and other factors provide an opportunity to design a humbler but smarter transatlantic approach to the Middle East....


The Rise of Chinese AI in the Gulf: A Renewal of China’s ‘Serbia Model’

۱۳۹۹ مهر ۲۹

Already a global leader in 5G infrastructure, China is investing heavily in a broader range of advanced technologies and seeking to introduce them globally as a means of achieving even......


Washington Confuses Tactics with Strategy: The Perils of Shuttering the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

۱۳۹۹ مهر ۲۲

In threatening the closure, the U.S. administration is undermining the reform-minded Iraqi prime minister’s efforts against Iran-backed militias and risking Baghdad’s relationship with Washington....


Were Iran and the United States Really ‘On the Brink’? Observations on Gray Zone Conflict

۱۳۹۹ مهر ۱۴

Tehran’s entire modus operandi is designed to pressure Washington and its allies but avoid all-out conflict, and distorting this reality so close to a U.S. election will only hinder an effective policy response....


Emir’s Death Leaves Kuwait Vulnerable to Gulf Rivals

۱۳۹۹ مهر ۱۲

From family competition and parliamentary rumblings to potential friction with various neighbors, the oil-rich U.S. ally may face a challenging transition....


Pushing Back on Iraqi Militias: Weighing U.S. Options

۱۳۹۹ مهر ۱۰

Although halting the escalation of militia attacks on American personnel is crucial, simply evacuating the Baghdad embassy and downscaling the bilateral relationship would allow Iran to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat....


Kadhimi’s Rolling Reshuffle (Part 2): Protecting Iraq’s Economic Institutions and Borders

۱۳۹۹ مهر ۰۳

As technocrats increasingly fill key government roles, U.S. officials need to help Baghdad withstand the inevitable counterpunch from political and militia factions used to dictating such appointments....


Kadhimi’s Rolling Reshuffle (Part 1): Military Command Changes

۱۳۹۹ شهریور ۲۹

To strengthen Iraq’s capacity for resisting militia and foreign influence, Washington should keep supporting the campaign to remake the military one commander at a time....


From the ‘Republic of Fear’ to the Militias’ Republic of Terror

۱۳۹۹ شهریور ۲۱

The irony seems strange today given that Makiya’s student who dreamed of a state of freedom now presides over the government and has in fact inherited the state......


Saudi-Pakistan Rift Develops Over India

۱۳۹۹ شهریور ۰۸

On August 17, Pakistani army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Saudi Arabia to meet with Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman, younger brother to the ...


Navigating a Growing Chinese Influence in Iraqi Kurdistan

۱۳۹۹ مرداد ۱۴

The former prime ministers statement also shows how Asia has changed from a geographical term into a political and civilizational concept....


Divisions in Iraqi Kurdistan Are Costing the United States a Reliable Partner

۱۳۹۹ مرداد ۱۳

If Kurdish leaders do not find a way to get beyond petty squabbles and into governing, they will be unable to pull the KRI out of its current nosedive or put their relationship with Washington on more solid ground....


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