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Aleppo and the Afghanization of the Syrian Civil War

Aleppo and the Afghanization of the Syrian Civil War

Intense and ferocious Russian-Syrian air raids, violating repeatedly all rules of war, destroyed complete sections of east and south Aleppo in preparation for the tough battle ahead between the opposition and the rag-tag army Lebanese, Iraqi and Afghani Shia militias ...

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What Should We Expect after the Collapse of Syria’s Ceasefire?

What Should We Expect after the Collapse of Syria’s Ceasefire?

The collapse of Syria’s ceasefire agreement between Secretary John Kerry and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov raises many questions: How will things develop in the next few months?, what will be President Putin’s next step?, how will the failure of the ...

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Iran: Early Battles in the Presidential Race have Already Started

Iran: Early Battles in the Presidential Race have Already Started

Although Iranians are not scheduled to vote for president until May 2017, some important political battles have already taken place in that crucial contest. Two leading potential hardline challengers to current President Hassan Rouhani have already withdrawn their names from a ...

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The Need for a GCC Initiative on Middle East Security

The Need for a GCC Initiative on Middle East Security

GCC security is a variable equation. The set of challenges to the stability of the GCC as they stand now is profoundly different than the way it was only five years ago. As any national security expert knows, national security ...

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