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 more than Daesh positions in Syria. While initial airstrikes were on Daesh […]

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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 much havoc throughout the Middle East and beyond. As Benjamin […]

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What We Are Reading … September 8, 2014

International News Coverage   ISIS, Terrorism, and Counterterrorism   West Widens Contacts with Syria’s Kurds but Suspicion Remains Tom Perry / Reuters The fight against Islamic State could at last win Syria’s Kurds the Western help they have sought, but they must first clarify their relationship to President Bashar al-Assad and reassure Turkey that they won’t cause […]

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What We Are Reading…8/13/2014

#Campos #RussianAid #Maliki #Kurds #IslamicState #Ebola #PopeFrancis #GreatBarrierReef #RobinWilliams

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Event Review – Iraq in Crisis: Recent Developments and Risk Management Strategy

On Wednesday July 16th, the American Security Project (ASP) hosted Daniel Wagner, MGen Robert Scales, Missy Ryan, and Smita Malik, with moderator Dante Disparte in a talk titled, “Iraq in Crisis: Recent Developments and Risk Management Strategy.” The speakers considered the threat that the Islamic State poses to businesses and their investments in Iraq, and how […]

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