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Analysis & Commentary - Yaya J. Fanusie

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17th January 2018 – The Washington Examiner

Rex Tillerson: No freeze in military exercises to appease North Korea

Yaya J. Fanusie

Wrapping up a two-day summit in Vancouver, Canada, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned North Korea, “We will never accept them as a nuclear power. And so it’s time to talk.” Tillerson, speaking at a news conference alongside his Canadian counterpart Chrystia Freeland, warned that despite the recent talks between the North and South, the situation has reached “a very tenuous stage.” more...

18th July 2016 – FDD Press

Flying Above the Radar

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Annie Fixler , Yaya J. Fanusie

With the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in January 2016, most international sanctions against Iran have been lifted. These include long-standing U.S. sanctions against Iran’s aviation sector. The United States has removed all but four Iranian civilian airlines – Caspian Airlines, Mahan Air, Meraj Air, and Pouya Air – from its sanctions lists. more...

20th November 2015 – FDD Press

Monumental Fight: Countering the Islamic State’s Antiquities Trafficking

Yaya J. Fanusie

In the four and a half years since the Syrian civil war began, the terrorist group known as Islamic State (IS) has become one of the most destabilizing actors in the Middle East. more...