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Analysis and Commentary

Caravan Issue 1610: The Shifting Saudi Strategy

via Caravan
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The latest issue of the Caravan is online.


Ambassador Nicholas Burns On The BBC World News

interview with Nicholas Burnsvia BBC World News
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Nicholas Burns discusses the international response to the crisis in Syria, and what the US can do to help the refugees and stop the suffering.

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Abbas Milani: ISIS, Iran, Saudi Arabia And The Future

by Abbas Milanivia Hoover Institution
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Abbas Milani, a research fellow and codirector of the Iran Democracy Project at the Hoover Institution, discusses ISIS, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the future of the Middle East. Successive US administrations have declared Iran to be one of America’s most serious national security threats. Yet the last four wars the US has fought in the region — in Afghanistan, in the two wars in Iraq and in the current war with ISIS—have resulted in either removing or containing Iran’s powerful adversaries. 


Nicholas Burns Discusses The Iran Nuclear Deal On MSNBC

interview with Nicholas Burnsvia Morning Joe (MSNBC)
Monday, January 18, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Nicholas Burns discusses the details of the US-Iran nuclear deal and what it means for the world. Burns also discusses a recent video of US sailors who were held temporarily in Iran.


Nicholas Burns Discusses The Iran Nuclear Deal On Here And Now (WBUR)

interview with Nicholas Burnsvia Here and Now (WBUR)
Monday, January 18, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Nicholas Burns discusses the Iran Nuclear Deal and the release of prisoners/prisoner exchange with Iran.

In the News

Congress Just Voted To Fund The War Against ISIS. Did They Authorize It, Too?

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Huffington Post
Friday, December 18, 2015

Congress has avoided authorizing the war against the self-described Islamic State for nearly a year and a half, but it had no problem voting Friday to spend billions more on it.

In the News

State Department Affirms That Iran Deal Is Only A Political Commitment

mentioning Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Saturday, November 28, 2015

In a letter recently released by Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS), the State Department emphasized that the Iran deal – the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – is not binding under international law.

Analysis and Commentary

What Does ISIS Really Want Now?

by Jessica Sternvia Lawfare
Saturday, November 28, 2015

In the latest issue of Dabiq, ISIS’s on-line magazine, the organization sets forth two principal but contradictory goals, which it labels “options.”


Russia Has Serially Violated Nato Airspace: Time To Push Back

by Kori Schakevia National Review
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Russia has been playing a very dangerous game for over a year now, violating the airspace of NATO allies, holding large-scale military exercises in which the use of nuclear weapons are simulated by Russia against NATO, testing the responsiveness of NATO militaries — last week Britain scrambled its fighters to intercept Russian bombers.

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The Libertarian: “ISIS, Terrorism, And The Iraq War”

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

How the legacy of the Iraq War shapes the fight against terrorism.