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14th August 2018 – FDD Policy Brief

North Korea Seeks Formal Peace Treaty to Push Out U.S. Forces

David Maxwell

The governments of North and South Korea announced on Monday that their leaders will meet again in September, this time in Pyongyang. more...

5th December 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Analysis: Reported link between Houthi and Iranian ballistic missiles

Behnam Ben Taleblu

At the strategic level, if Iran’s provision of ballistic missiles to the Houthi rebels is confirmed, it could be seen as an indicator Tehran’s increased tolerance for risk in a distant conflict theater, one which has sought to weaken Saudi Arabia by any means possible. more...

12th February 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

Will North Korea’s Missile Launch a New U.S. Policy?

North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM), probably the Musudan (Hwasong-10), from western North Korea on Sunday morning (North Korea time). It is no coincidence that the provocation came during a working dinner in Florida between President Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. more...

15th September 2016 – The Huffington Post

Cash Rich, Aggressive

Mark Dubowitz, Behnam Ben Taleblu

Two American reconnaissance planes flew one mile wide of Iran’s airspace over the weekend, and according to a U.S. Navy official, kept a safe distance from known surface-to-air missile (SAM) sites. Iran warned the planes if they remained on course, they would be shot down, according to U.S. defense officials who called the threat “unprofessional.” more...

8th April 2014 – The Wall Street Journal

The Outlaw Vladimir Putin

David B. Rivkin

President Obama has repeatedly described Russia's annexation of Crimea as illegal and illegitimate, but he also has sought to minimize the strategic significance of... more...

4th April 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Qatar’s Arms Bonanza

With political instability roiling the Middle East, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has assessed that the Middle East was the second largest market... more...

11th March 2014 – The Washington Times

Punish Putin?

Clifford D. May

Sending armed troops into a foreign country for the purpose of seizing territory is an act of war, and a line not often crossed in recent decades. But it’s what President... more...

3rd February 2014 – Foreign Policy

An Edge in the Desert

Jonathan Schanzer

Weapons are pouring into the Middle East at an unprecedented rate. The Pentagon recently announced that it would sell six tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft to Israel for $1.3 billion... more...

4th September 2013 – New York Daily News

Israel’s Pre-Attack Anxiety

Benjamin Weinthal

There is "some tension" here, said Valentin, an employee at a hotel on the bustling tourist beach strip in central Tel Aviv, Israel. In a classic understated... more...

20th May 2013 – The Wall Street Journal

How North Korea Could Cripple the U.S.

Over the past three days, North Korea has launched six short-range guided missiles or projectiles in tests that landed in the Sea of Japan. The launches were of a piece with Pyongyang's... more...

18th April 2013 – Scripps Howard News Service

The Problem with the Pivot

Clifford D. May

Last year, the White House announced a “pivot” toward Asia, a “rebalancing” of what National Security adviser Tom Donilon called “all elements of U.S. power.” There was to be less emphasis... more...

10th April 2013 – Forbes

The Pyongyang-Tehran Proliferation Playbook

Clearly the dangers posed by North Korea reside not only in its arsenal, but in the precedents Pyongyang keeps setting for just how much a rogue regime can get away with in this era of receding American power. more...

21st March 2013 – Scripps Howard News Service

The Return of Missile Defense

Clifford D. May

Chuck Hagel deserves praise — four words I did not expect to be writing — for announcing an expansion of the U.S. missile-defense system. Fourteen additional ground-based long-range missile interceptors... more...

9th March 2013 – Forbes

The Iran-North Korea Axis of Proliferation

Both Iran and North Korea are subject to a growing stack of sanctions with which the United Nations, since 2006, has been demanding an end to their illicit nuclear and ballistic missile programs. more...

13th February 2013 – Forbes

North Korea’s Middle East Webs and Nuclear Wares

North Korea’s third and latest nuclear test is certainly a threat to Asian security, but the dangers go way beyond Asia. For decades, North Korea has been one of the world’s most enterprising and unscrupulous suppliers... more...

28th January 2013 – The Weekly Standard

Israel Shores Up Its Defenses, While Iran Remains Quiet

Informed sources are confirming reports that there was a major explosion at a uranium enrichment plant at an Iranian nuclear facility in Fordow last week. However, the White House believes the reports... more...

29th November 2012 – Scripps Howard News Service

The Battle of Gaza

Clifford D. May

There was no uncertainly about who won the battle for Constantinople in 1453 (the Ottoman Caliphate), or who lost the battle for Vienna in 1529 (the Ottoman Caliphate). more...

20th November 2012 – National Post

How Israel’s Iron Dome Won the War

Egypt, the United States, the UN and various other international actors have been pushing hard for a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu is looking for a way to avoid a ground... more...

2nd November 2012 – The New Republic

Did Israel and the US Just Cooperate on a Dry-Run for an Iran Intervention?

Jonathan Schanzer

Within hours of a bombing raid on a weapons factory in Sudan last month, the international media was pointing fingers at Israel. Some reports suggested that the strike looked like a dry run for an attack on... more...

16th August 2012 – Scripps Howard News Service

Obama’s Future ‘Flexibility’

Clifford D. May

National security and foreign policy have received short shrift in the 2012 presidential-election campaign. Mitt Romney made a quick swing through Britain, Israel, and Poland to suggest he would repair strained relations... more...


25th October 2011 - 12:30 AM

Clifford May to Speak at US-Russian Relations Conference

The Risks of the Reset: Why Washington Must Watch Its Step with Moscow

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011
Allison Auditorium