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The Battle for Ramadi: Whatever Happened to the Anbar Campaign?

The Battle for Ramadi: Whatever Happened to the Anbar Campaign?

Joseph V. Micallef  09. 4.2015
Given its pivotal role in the broader war against the Islamic State, the Anbar Campaign will remain the central focus of Iraqi's military...
Huckabee's Ahistorical Israel Policy May Face Criticism -- From Reagan

Huckabee's Ahistorical Israel Policy May Face Criticism -- From Reagan

Dallin Van Leuven  09. 4.2015
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's August campaign trip to Israel challenged longstanding U.S. policy towards Israel and...
The Clinton Emails and the Iran Lobby

The Clinton Emails and the Iran Lobby

Matthew RJ Brodsky  09. 4.2015
The release of another batch of Hillary Clinton emails, courtesy of the State Department, provides an opportunity to glimpse inside the...
Republicans Are Obsessed With Islamic Terrorists. Just Don't Ask Them To Name Any.

Republicans Are Obsessed With Islamic Terrorists. Just Don't Ask Them To Name Any.

Marina Fang  09. 3.2015
The GOP presidential candidates love to warn voters of the threat of Islamic terrorists. Not a day goes by without Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)...
Iran Deal is Best Way Forward

Iran Deal is Best Way Forward

Lee H. Hamilton  09. 2.2015
This is far from a perfect agreement, but it is a worthy agreement that represents the best way to prevent Iran from gaining a nuclear...
Training Wheels: The Fatal Flaw in U.S. Foreign Policy

Training Wheels: The Fatal Flaw in U.S. Foreign Policy

William Astore  09. 2.2015
You don't win foreign peoples to your side by treating them like so many unskilled and tippy children.  You don't condescend to them by...
The Debate We Should Be Having Over Mount McKinley

The Debate We Should Be Having Over Mount McKinley

Daniel Marans  09. 1.2015
When President Barack Obama officially renamed Mount McKinley on Monday, neither he nor the Republicans protesting his decision mentioned...

Book Review: Minute Zero

Taylor Dibbert  09. 1.2015
Minute Zero by Todd Moss is a diplomatic thriller set in Zimbabwe. Protagonist Judd Ryker, head of a special unit within the U.S. Department...

Washington-Tehran Embassies? Khamenei's Private and Public Views on the U.S.

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh  08.30.2015
Khamenei holds two stances on the U.S. -- one in private, and one in public -- for the purpose of preserving his legitimacy. When speaking...

The ISIS Wars: Separating Fact From Fiction

Joseph V. Micallef  08.29.2015
It's impossible to know how these "proto-Islamic polities" will evolve. Unlike the American experience with immigration, however, it is...

Independent Superpower

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy  08.27.2015
The U.S. has tried to act as the world's policeman while ignoring the mounting costs, our increasing divergence from allies, the growing...

Reflecting On U.S. Power and Leadership During Hard Times

David W. Kearn  08.27.2015
Expressions of populist anger, resentment toward unresponsive government institutions, and deep-seated frustration with "politics as usual"...
Lousy Food, Small Servings -- Sanders Foreign Policy: Backing Saudi Intervention

Lousy Food, Small Servings -- Sanders Foreign Policy: Backing Saudi Intervention

Sam Husseini  08.27.2015
Sanders is unwilling to break with the U.S.-Saudi alliance that has done such damage to both the Arab people and the American people. Now,...