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22nd August 2017 – The Hill

Trump’s right: It’s time to end the timetables for Afghanistan

Jonathan Schanzer

Trump’s right: It’s time to end the timetables for Afghanistan

In his recent speech, President Trump ended a number of counterproductive practices that have badly harmed U.S. efforts Afghanistan. more...

22nd August 2017 – The Hill

Trump’s Iran problem takes to the skies with Iran Air

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Trump’s Iran problem takes to the skies with Iran Air

Iran Air planes have been used to transport extremist militants to and from Syria. The US cannot allow the Islamic Republic's airline to buy more planes from Boeing and Airbus with this going on. more...

22nd August 2017 – Foreign Affairs

Is War in Gaza Unavoidable?

Grant Rumley

Is War in Gaza Unavoidable?

Earlier this summer, it seemed like war in the Gaza Strip was inevitable. more...

21st August 2017 – Institute for Science and International Security

Revisiting Parchin

Olli Heinonen

Revisiting Parchin

Fear of derailing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and facing political pressure led the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the summer of 2015 to negotiate a problematic arrangement with Iran regarding nuclear weapons development activities at a site at the Parchin military complex. more...

21st August 2017 – The Weekly Standard

Sending More Troops To Afghanistan Is a Good Start

Thomas Joscelyn, Bill Roggio

Sending More Troops To Afghanistan Is a Good Start

President Trump deserves credit for making a difficult decision, but he also needs to avoid the mistakes of his predecessors. more...

17th August 2017 – War on the Rocks

Turkey’s Drift From The West: From Transactionalism To Hostility

Aykan Erdemir, Merve Tahiroglu

Turkey’s Drift From The West: From Transactionalism To Hostility

Turkey’s relations with its Western allies, in a downward spiral since 2013, are at a breaking point. Ankara not only accuses Washington of plotting last year’s abortive coup, but also blames it for arming and supporting Kurdish rebels that it sees as an existential threat. Bitter diplomatic spats unfold with one European country after another. more...

16th August 2017 – Interview by Shmuel Rosner - The Jewish Journal

The Mahmoud Abbas exchange, Part 3: On Israel and the Palestinian leadership struggle

Grant Rumley

The Mahmoud Abbas exchange, Part 3: On Israel and the Palestinian leadership struggle

The following exchange will focus on Tibon and Rumley’s new book The Last Palestinian: The Rise and Reign of Mahmoud Abbas (Prometheus Books, 2017). more...

16th August 2017 – The Washington Times

In search of a grand U.S. strategy

Clifford D. May

In search of a grand U.S. strategy

Anti-extremists should hang together while Trump’s advisers construct it more...

16th August 2017 – Fox News

Time to end the North Korea sanctions merry-go-round

Anthony Ruggiero

Time to end the North Korea sanctions merry-go-round

The Groundhog Day nature of U.S. response to North Korea for the last decade, during Republican and Democratic administrations alike – provocation, followed by multilateral sanctions that usually are not fully implemented, leading to another provocation, to another round of sanctions – begs the question: why will this time be any different? more...

16th August 2017 – The Cipher Brief

Expelling Digital Demons from U.S. Sensitive Supply Chains

Samantha F. Ravich

Expelling Digital Demons from U.S. Sensitive Supply Chains

The open manner with which U.S. national security enterprises bid for goods and services can be exploited by U.S. adversaries seeking to inject counterfeit or malicious components into sensitive electronic hardware. more...