• The Crucifixion of Aleppo

  • The Shadows of Baghdad’s Political fight: Tall Enough to Reach Mosul?

  • Iran Runoff Elections Secure Moderates Win, But How Much Will It Change Things?

  • Putin, the US and the Need for a New American Strategy in the Middle East

The Crucifixion of Aleppo

The Crucifixion of Aleppo

We may as well send Ambassador James Jeffrey’s advice, which was written to VP Joe Biden, to Secretary Kerry. Jeffrey wrote in May 2: “Given Obama’s inherent antipathy toward Iraq, and the chronic disorganization of administration policy elsewhere, the White ...

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The Shadows of Baghdad’s Political fight: Tall Enough to Reach Mosul?

The Shadows of Baghdad’s Political fight: Tall Enough to Reach Mosul?

The worst imaginable advice that may be given to US forces in Iraq is to rush the battle of Mosul. While he was in Iraq April 23, JCS General Joe Dunford hinted at pressing ahead in the battle against ISIL. ...

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Iran Runoff Elections Secure Moderates Win, But How Much Will It Change Things?

Iran Runoff Elections Secure Moderates Win,  But How Much Will It Change Things?

The runoff elections for the Iranian Majlis took place on April 29, and 68 seats, undecided in the initial round of voting—and all outside of Tehran–were decided. According to official Interior Ministry results, moderates and reformers won 37 of those seats, ...

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Putin, the US and the Need for a New American Strategy in the Middle East

Putin, the US and the Need for a New American Strategy in the Middle East

In 2012, the US National Intelligence Council wrote: “The perception of U.S. disengagement or reduced interest is likely to produce an increased chance of interstate conflict. A slipping capacity to serve as a global security provider would be a key ...

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