• Down-to-the-Wire: Near a Breakthrough in P5+1 Talks

  • Shaping Al Sissi’s Role in the New US-Saudi Middle East Order

  • White House Taken Aback by New Defense Secretary’s “Team America” Meeting in Kuwait

  • Countdown to the War for Iraq: The battle of Tikrit

Down-to-the-Wire: Near a Breakthrough in P5+1 Talks

Down-to-the-Wire: Near a Breakthrough in P5+1 Talks

The ongoing talks in Geneva, aimed at reaching an understanding of general principles before a March 24 deadline, are near a breakthrough between Iran and the P5+1 countries.  Some of the most difficult issues separating the two sides are near ...

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Shaping Al Sissi’s Role in the New US-Saudi Middle East Order

Shaping Al Sissi’s Role in the New US-Saudi Middle East Order

Signs of a new regional order in the Middle are becoming clearer with the visit of Egypt’s president Abdul Fatah Al Sissi to Riyadh. The presence of Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan raised the possibility of a meeting between the ...

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White House Taken Aback by New Defense Secretary’s “Team America” Meeting in Kuwait

White House Taken Aback by New Defense Secretary’s “Team America” Meeting in Kuwait

The Obama White House staff and National Security Advisor were taken aback this week, when newly confirmed Defense Secretary Ashton Carter convened a meeting of all top Middle East military commanders and ambassadors to do a thorough and frank review ...

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Countdown to the War for Iraq: The battle of Tikrit

Countdown to the War for Iraq: The battle of Tikrit

A substantial influx of ISIL fighters going from Syria to Iraq was noticeable according to reports from on the ground in Al Anbar and Nineveh provinces. The flow took place in small numbers (though in some cases as high as ...

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