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23rd October 2014 – The National Interest

The Long Shadow of the Iran-Iraq War

Behnam Ben Taleblu

The Long Shadow of the Iran-Iraq War

"No single event has defined Iran’s revolutionary ideology, politics, perspectives on society, and security more than the Iran-Iraq War." more...

21st October 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

UK Blacklists Qatari for Terror Finance, Pledges Closer U.S. Coordination

David Andrew Weinberg

Ten months after the U.S. Treasury sanctioned suspected terrorist financier Abdulrahman bin Omeir al-Nuaymi, the United Kingdom has followed suit, instructing British financial institutions to freeze any accounts in his name. more...

22nd October 2014 – FDD Press

China’s Post-2014 Role in Afghanistan

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

China’s Post-2014 Role in Afghanistan

As the United States draws down from Afghanistan, regional actors are recalibrating their policies to protect their interests in the country. more...

21st October 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood Seeks Help from Hamas

Grant Rumley

Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood Seeks Help from Hamas

Last week, the Islamic Action Front (IAF), the Muslim Brotherhood’s wing in Jordan, wrote an open letter to Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal, urging him to secure the release of the Jordanian members of his militant group incarcerated in Israeli prisons. more...

16th October 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQAP, Houthis Clash in Central Yemen

Oren Adaki

AQAP, Houthis Clash in Central Yemen

On Oct. 15, AQAP fighters checked the Houthi advance in Bayda province and seized the al Adayn directorate in Ibb following the fall of Ibb city at the hands of the Shi'ite rebels. more...

10th October 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Khamenei’s Expanding Nuclear Redlines

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Khamenei’s Expanding Nuclear Redlines

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is at it again. more...

10th October 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

AQAP Capitalizes on the Chaos in Yemen

Oren Adaki

AQAP Capitalizes on the Chaos in Yemen

Two coordinated suicide attacks believed to be carried out by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on Thursday left at least 63 people dead in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, as well as in the eastern Hadramout province. more...

3rd October 2014 – The Weekly Standard

Sandstorm

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Sandstorm

The great medieval historian Ibn Khaldun centered his understanding of history on asabiyya, which is perhaps best translated as esprit de corps mixed with the will to power. more...

3rd October 2014 – The Weekly Standard

Democracy in China?

Claudia Rosett

Democracy in China?

Should it matter to the rest of us that Hong Kong has erupted this past week with demonstrations for democracy? more...

29th September 2014 – Foreign Policy

Déjà Vu in the West Bank and Gaza

Grant Rumley

Déjà Vu in the West Bank and Gaza

Six months ago, the Palestinians' warring factions, Hamas and Fatah, surprised the world by announcing a new unity government after years of trying to overcome their difference more...