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Analysis & Commentary - Clifford D. May

Clifford D. May's Latest Books and Briefings

1st May 2014 – FDD Press

Allies, Adversaries & Enemies: America’s Increasingly Complex Alliances

Allies, Adversaries & Enemies: America’s Increasingly Complex Alliances

Jonathan Schanzer, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Thomas Joscelyn, Reuel Marc Gerecht, David Andrew Weinberg, Tony Badran, Mark Dubowitz, Emanuele Ottolenghi, Clifford D. May

This volume examines the growing problem of American allies that simultaneously act as Washington’s adversaries or even enemies. This phenomenon, which has markedly grown in recent decades, can be discerned in the U.S.'s bilateral relationships with Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey, all four of which are examined in extended case studies in this volume. more...

20th May 2010 –

The Afghanistan-Pakistan Theater: Militant Islam, Security & Stability

The Afghanistan-Pakistan Theater: Militant Islam, Security & Stability

Clifford D. May, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

What is the optimal strategy for the United States and its allies to pursue in Afghanistan? Observers across the political spectrum agree that military operations alone are not enough to secure Afghanistan against a powerful insurgency linked to global jihadism. There is increasing consensus as well that Pakistan - a refuge for important al-Qaeda figures, and also under attack by insurgents who identify themselves as Taliban - is deeply involved in this conflict. more...

19th September 2008 –

From Energy Crisis To Energy Security

From Energy Crisis To Energy Security

Clifford D. May, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

American dependence on oil sends hundreds of billions of dollars overseas every year, forces the U.S. to put its troops in harm's way, and undermines American diplomatic efforts. As the United States experiences rapidly increasing oil and commodities prices, coupled with sluggish economic growth, it is critical that American policymakers address this challenge in a thoughtful and systematic manner. more...