Foreign Policy

The New Brinkmanship

2021-07-07

Brinkmanship between the military forces of major powers has been a part of international relations for centuries. Although they risked war, these provocations also allowed militaries to train their forces

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THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF U.S. SANCTIONS ENFORCEMENT

2021-03-23

For U.S. presidents, economic sanctions are the foreign policy equivalent of a Swiss Army knife — a dangerous, multifunctional tool that looks capable of solving many more problems than it actually can...

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American Withdrawal... opportunity to regain Iraqi State Control

2020-09-15

A raging controversy regarding the presence of foreign forces started after the triumph over ISIS and the recovery of Iraqi security institutions. A number of international and local media have raided the Iraqi....

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Iraq's foreign affairs; unresolved issue for Iraqi consecutive governments

2020-08-29

The US government is in high pursuit to win Iraq as an ally and launched a relentless campaign to boycott everyone opposes their policy

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Navigating a Growing Chinese Influence in Iraqi Kurdistan

2020-08-04

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

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What explains the decline of Iran’s moderates? It’s not Trump

2020-06-28

Why have Irans moderates and reformists lost public support, and what will this mean for Irans foreign policy?

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Iran is retreating from the Iraqi political scene

2020-05-23

Under pressure, the Islamic Republic is reassessing its strategy and telling allied factions that Tehran will mostly leave politics to the Iraqis

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On Third Try, a New Government for Iraq

2020-05-13

The new Iraqi prime minister has several daunting tasks. Not only must he navigate the politics that delayed his cabinet...

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The relationship between Iraq and the US is in danger of collapse. That can’t happen.

2020-03-23

It would a tragic shame if it ended. For Iraqis, the American presence is hugely beneficial as a counterweight to Iran and ISIS. Americans are also helpful with Iraqi internal politics—especially in regard to sectarian divisions in the security forces

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What Is a Moral Foreign Policy?

2020-03-08

A foreign policy should be judged not only by specific actions, but also by how a pattern of actions shapes the environment of world politics.

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A European Strategy Is Missing in Action

2020-03-02

While the single market is a valuable asset, it cannot be Europes sole frame of reference. To become an effective strategic actor, the EU must make the most of all of the tools at its disposal, and that requires developing a compelling strategic vision an

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American Military’s Shifting Doctrine

2019-10-27

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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The Geopolitical Stakes in Iraq

2019-10-22

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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America’s Love – Hate Relationship with Turkey

2019-10-13

Americas On-Off relationship with Turkey once again took a 180 degree turn as President Trump moved several dozen US Special Forces from the Turkish

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Trump Team Debates Response to Strikes on Saudi Oil

2019-09-18

Pentagon is cautious as Riyadh requests additional U.S. forces.

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Bolton Out at National Security Council

2019-09-16

On Tuesday, National Security Advisor John Bolton was fired by President Trump or he resigned, depending on who one believes.

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

2019-07-07

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

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A new approach for Iraqi-Iranian Relations: The scope and the determinants

2019-06-02

Policy makers and political parties in Iraq have their own perception about the conflict and the nature of opposing positions between its parties, but they do not realize of the regional and international equation that governing the relations among the co

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RUSSIA: WORLD NO LONGER TRUSTS U.S. TO LEAD

2019-04-13

ITS TIME OTHERS STEP IN TO STOP BLACKMAIL AND PRESSURE

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Will Iraq lose its benefits from Shatt al-Arab River to Iran?

2019-03-31

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visited Baghdad March 11 to endorse the two countries’ renewed commitment to the 1975 Algiers Agreement regarding the shared border of the Shatt al-Arab River.

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India and Pakistan: Living on Borrowed Time

2019-03-29

For the first time this century, Indian fighter jets struck deep inside Pakistani territory, targeting camps operated by notorious terrorists.

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What Happened at the Trump-Kim Summit in Hanoi?

2019-03-05

The mood of the meeting went from optimistic on Wednesday to collapse on Thursday

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Trump Intervention in Venezuela and the Monroe Doctrine

2019-02-13

After US orchestrated the challenge to President Maduro legitimacy in Venezuela and recognizing the leader of general assembly Guaido as an interim president...

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From Rogue to Regular

2019-02-13

What will it take for Washington to accept Iran as a “normal” state

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