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Turkey Takes Aim

Since the deadly terrorist attacks that killed 30 in Suruc two weeks ago, President Recep Erdogan has initiated an air campaign on the Islamic State (Daesh in Arabic). Yet, the Turkish government’s efforts have been aimed largely at Kurdish positions in northern Iraq...

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  Key Reads   American Security Project Launches Business Council for American Security Maggie Feldman-Piltch / American Security Project American Security Project announces the launch of The Business Council for American Security (BCAS). The Council will be a...

The Iran Nuclear Deal and the Middle East

After the signing of the historic nuclear deal between the P5+1 nations and Iran, regional actors denounced the deal for fear it spelled a new regional balance of power, and added to the Islamic Republic’s regional influence. The U.S.’s largest allies in the Middle...

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Key Reads U.S., Cuba Quietly Open Historic New Chapter in Post-Cold War Ties Matt Spetalnick / Reuters The United States and Cuba quietly ushered in a new era of post-Cold War relations on Monday, formally restoring diplomatic ties severed more than five decades ago...

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Key Reads From ISIS TO Climate Change, the Iran Deal is Good for American Interests Jim Krane / Forbes The fact is, America and Iran share common interests that have long been thwarted by the lack of ties. If the agreement plays out as its signatories hope – and that...