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Talking Turkey on ISIS, the Kurds, and Kobani

Published on October 15th, 2014 | by Derek Davison

by Derek Davison Turkey, nominally a member of America’s new anti-ISIS coalition (well, maybe), has for some time now been refusing to allow Kurdish reinforcements and weapons to cross its Syrian border into the besieged city ... Read More



The US and a Crumbling Levant

Published on October 14th, 2014 | by Emile Nakhleh

by Emile Nakhleh The international media is currently mesmerized by the advance of Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) on the Syrian city of Kobani near the Turkish border, but Arab states and the US need to look ... Read More



When Military Power is Not Enough

Published on October 13th, 2014 | by Robert E. Hunter

by Robert E. Hunter At West Point last May, President Obama said that “Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail.” He continued “…US military action cannot be the ... Read More



Tehran Workshop Offers Insight Into Nuclear Talks

Published on October 13th, 2014 | by Eldar Mamedov

by Eldar Mamedov With only a little over a month to go before the deadline for a comprehensive deal on Iran’s nuclear program, a group of European, Gulf and Iranian academics and policymakers gathered Oct. 6-7 in Tehran to discuss ... Read More



Forgotten Lessons of Counterterrorism

Published on October 10th, 2014 | by Guest

by Paul Pillar International terrorism has evolved in significant ways even just in what could be called its modern era, over the past 45 years or so. Policies and practices in responding to it also have ... Read More

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