• Aleppo, Homs and Damascus: Who Will Control Syria When Assad Withdraws?

  • Obama Is Betting His Legacy on a P5+1 Deal; Talks May Need Extension

  • Turkey and Iran Conflicting Agendas in Iraq: Who Will Get What

  • Obama Digs In Against Critics of His Faltering Iraq-Syria Strategy

Aleppo, Homs and Damascus: Who Will Control Syria When Assad Withdraws?

Aleppo, Homs and Damascus: Who Will Control Syria When Assad Withdraws?

The features of ISIL Islamic State are rapidly being engraved on the rocks and sands of Iraq and Syria while the whole world is watching almost helplessly. After consolidating its recent territorial gains, ISIL’s menu consists now of the battle ...

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Obama Is Betting His Legacy on a P5+1 Deal; Talks May Need Extension

Obama Is Betting His Legacy on a P5+1 Deal; Talks May Need Extension

The final month of negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 began on May 27, with disturbing statements from one of Iran’s chief negotiators, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi, as well as by the French Ambassador to the United States, Gerard ...

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Turkey and Iran Conflicting Agendas in Iraq: Who Will Get What

Turkey and Iran Conflicting Agendas in Iraq: Who Will Get What

Both Iran and Turkey are racing to increase their gains in Iraq while the Arab Sunni states are trying to strengthen their ties to Iraqi Sunni tribes. In the case of Tehran, it is busy now trying to establish a ...

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Obama Digs In Against Critics of His Faltering Iraq-Syria Strategy

Obama Digs In Against Critics of His Faltering Iraq-Syria Strategy

The fall of Ramadi and Palmyra to the Islamic State (ISIL) has rekindled the debate in Washington over the viability of the Obama Administration’s strategy for defeating ISIL.  What was already a behind-closed-doors criticism has mushroomed into a very public ...

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