• The Next US President and the Middle East: Agenda for Gulf Security, Syria and Iraq

  • Iran’s “Moderates” Facing Pressures at Home

  • Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood: A Final Move towards Internal Split

  • The Dangerous Absence of State Authority in Iraq

The Next US President and the Middle East: Agenda for Gulf Security, Syria and Iraq

The Next US President and the Middle East: Agenda for Gulf Security, Syria and Iraq

The flaws of President Obama’s approaches to the Middle East are clear to almost everyone, if only by their results. The President used rhetoric to replace trust in his diplomacy, all the while failing to understand that for diplomacy to ...

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Iran’s “Moderates” Facing Pressures at Home

Iran’s “Moderates” Facing Pressures at Home

On May 28, the tenth Majlis is to be sworn in with a reform and moderate plurality for the first time.  International sanctions have been formally lifted as of January 2016, in keeping with the P5+1 deal, restricting Iran’s ability ...

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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood: A Final Move towards Internal Split

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood: A Final Move towards Internal Split

While no one should fall for the reform proposed by the leaders of Tunisia’s Muslim Brotherhood (MB) or confuse it with a profoundly secular approach, this reform should, nevertheless, be encouraged. It places a wing of the regional organization in ...

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The Dangerous Absence of State Authority in Iraq

The Dangerous Absence of State Authority in Iraq

The battle to free Fallujah from ISIL has already started. The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) estimate the number of ISIL fighters in the city at 700 only. Civilians in Fallujah are estimated to be 60-70,000, and the combined forces for ...

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