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- 10/21/17--10:20: _Permanent Warfare a...
- 10/23/17--09:30: _Gulf Dispute Height...
- 10/24/17--03:50: _Iran Sanctions Poli...
- 10/26/17--02:44: _The Fall of the Hou...
- 10/30/17--06:48: _Iraq and Iran, Shar...
- 11/03/17--06:06: _Osama Bin Laden’s A...
- 11/04/17--03:50: _The New York Attack...
- 11/06/17--03:52: _The Discontents of ...
- 11/07/17--09:24: _Islamic State: From...
- 11/19/17--04:48: _Killing More Innoce...
- 11/22/17--04:53: _The Misuse of Terro...
- 12/12/17--05:13: _Reexamining US Mide...
- 12/12/17--10:38: _The Sources of Miss...
- 01/11/18--09:22: _Iran–On the Brink?
- 01/15/18--08:07: _Counter-terrorism: ...
- 01/22/18--04:56: _A New Decision to G...
- 10/21/17--10:20: Permanent Warfare as Normality
- 10/23/17--09:30: Gulf Dispute Heightens US Frustration with Saudis
- 10/24/17--03:50: Iran Sanctions Policy Increasingly Throttles Free Trade in Ideas
- 10/26/17--02:44: The Fall of the House of ISIS
- 10/30/17--06:48: Iraq and Iran, Sharing a Neighborhood
- 11/03/17--06:06: Osama Bin Laden’s America
- 11/06/17--03:52: The Discontents of the Saudi “Moderate Islam” Project
- 11/07/17--09:24: Islamic State: From Physical Caliphate to Virtual Jihad
- 11/19/17--04:48: Killing More Innocents Than We Admit
- 11/22/17--04:53: The Misuse of Terrorism Lists
- 12/12/17--05:13: Reexamining US Mideast Policy after the Jerusalem Proclamation
- 12/12/17--10:38: The Sources of Mission Creep in Syria
- 01/11/18--09:22: Iran–On the Brink?
- 01/15/18--08:07: Counter-terrorism: Who will act on evidence in 2018?
- 01/22/18--04:56: A New Decision to Go to War in Syria
by Paul R. Pillar The newest issue of Foreign Affairs features the theme of “America’s Forgotten Wars,” with a cover illustration that juxtaposes a carefree scene of Americans enjoying a picnic with that of American soldiers fighting and incurring casualties… Continue Reading
by Giorgio Cafiero Nearly five months after the Anti-Terror Quartet (ATQ)—Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)—severed diplomatic and economic relations with Qatar, Washington is coming to terms with its limited capacity to push the involved parties… Continue Reading
by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj In 1988, as legislators were creating the legal basis for the modern use of economic sanctions as a tool of American foreign policy, an important amendment was added to two laws, the Trading With the Enemy Act… Continue Reading
by John Feffer The Middle East today is enduring a replay of World War II — with the Islamic State in the role of Nazi Germany. Having seized much of Europe and parts of the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany reached… Continue Reading
by Paul R. Pillar In Iraq, as in Syria, the imminent extinguishing of the mini-state of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS or IS) is raising the question of whether U.S. objectives in Iraq really are focused on countering IS or… Continue Reading
by Tom Engelhardt Honestly, if there’s an afterlife, then the soul of Osama bin Laden, whose body was consigned to the waves by the U.S. Navy back in 2011, must be swimming happily with the dolphins and sharks. At the cost of… Continue Reading
by Paul R. Pillar Donald Trump’s tweets in response to the terrorist attack along a bike path in Manhattan demonstrated some of what we already knew all too well about the president, but they also reflected more widely shared and… Continue Reading
by Eldar Mamedov Expanding on his vision of a new Saudi Arabia, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman (MBS) announced a pledge a few days ago to promote “moderate Islam” and “eradicate all remnants of extremism in the near future.”… Continue Reading
by Daniel Wagner and Giuseppe Del Vecchio Cyberspace is the ideal platform for terrorists because, unlike conventional warfare, barriers to entry into cyberspace are much lower. The price of entry is an Internet connection. The surreptitious use of the Internet to… Continue Reading
by Paul R. Pillar Anyone willing to think carefully and critically about the use of armed force against a target such as the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) would do well to read the intensively researched piece in The New… Continue Reading
by Paul R. Pillar President Trump’s placement of North Korea on the official U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism continues a manipulation, by several administrations, of this list for reasons other than terrorism. Neither an earlier removal of North… Continue Reading
by Robert E. Hunter President Donald Trump’s official proclamation that the US accepts Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, along with preparations to move the American embassy there from Tel Aviv, has predictably upset apple carts across the Middle East… Continue Reading
by Paul R. Pillar The other day we learned that there are four times more U.S. troops in Syria than any earlier official figure had acknowledged. The discrepancy did not get much public attention perhaps because the numbers are small—… Continue Reading
by Graham Fuller With the emergence of demonstrations and rioting in various Iranian cities earlier this month, Washington’s neoconservatives and interventionist/ imperial-minded “liberals” have been given a new lease on life in promoting their aspirations for “regime change” in Tehran.… Continue Reading
by Jordan Street and Murray Ackman The evidence that mainstream counter-terror strategies need a rethink is crystal clear. Will 2018 be the year that decision-makers begin taking it seriously? The failure of current counter-terror strategies—in countries like Afghanistan, Egypt, Somalia,… Continue Reading
by Paul R. Pillar Behind a façade of continuity, the deployment of U.S. armed forces in Syria for the purposes that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson described in a speech this week represents a departure from what such forces were… Continue Reading