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April 23, 2018

A US Withdrawal from Syria?

A political settlement that keeps Assad in power following a Russian-Iranian military victory may not prove to be an enduring ...

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September 24, 2015

The Politics behind Russia’s Support for Syria

Russia’s heightened military support to Syria has raised questions about Moscow’s intentions and whether it will help or thwart efforts ...

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February 26, 2015

Preventing a Middle-East Nuclear Arms Race

Negotiators are working on the details of a nuclear deal that would restrict Iran’s ability to enrich uranium in return ...

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September 24, 2014

An End to American Isolationism?

While President Obama’s September 10 speech outlining a strategy to combat ISIL has been viewed as a return to intervention, ...

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September 17, 2013

Hope for Syria?

A number of tough challenges lay ahead in implementing the US-Russia agreement on Syria’s chemical weapons. Even if the weapons ...

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June 18, 2013

The “Middle of History”

The collapse of the Soviet Union once prompted the thesis that that human society has reached the “end of history.” ...

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June 07, 2012

Can Russia Help to End the Crisis in Syria?

The United States and Europe have increasingly focused on Moscow in their efforts to stop ongoing violence in Syria. Yet, ...

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January 18, 2012

A New War in the Persian Gulf?

Tension is escalating in the Persian Gulf, as Iran continues to pursue nuclear weapons. War remains a possibility, but it ...

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August 16, 2011

Witnessing History in the Making

This week, I saw the man who six months ago used to be the most powerful man in Egypt, and ...

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July 27, 2011

Cloudy Forecast for the Arab Spring

Democracy has been slow to emerge from the turmoil sweeping the Arab world. How far will the chaos spread, and ...

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