Center for Strategic Communication

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...

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 … 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...

What We Are Reading…8/13/2014

Brazil presidential candidate Campos killed in plane crash Gustavo Bonato / Reuters Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was killed in a plane crash on Wednesday, throwing the October election into disarray and causing big swings in local financial markets....