Center for Strategic Communication

Iran’s Fragile Rise

While the recent nuclear framework agreement between the P5+1 and Iran is a major step towards ensuring that Tehran does not obtain nuclear weapons, some justifiably point out that a final deal might turn Iran into a “second Saudi Arabia,” albeit one that will wreak...

What We Are Reading

International News Coverage   Middle East, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Retired Generals: U.S. set for failure in Iraq and Syria without clear Strategy Thomas Gibbons-Neff / The Washington Post Without a clear strategy from the White House and the return of a robust...

5 Developing Stories in MENA

Five of the latest developing stories in the MENA region.   1. Houthis take over Yemen Presidential Palace On Tuesday, one day after agreeing to a ceasefire, Shia Houthi fighters have taken over Yemen’s presidential palace which houses the main office of President...