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 East were quick to shun the deal. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]

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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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Netanyahu and the Israeli Intelligence Split on the Iran Sanctions Bill

On January 21, an article by Bloomberg reported that Mossad, Israel’s intelligence agency, has split with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu regarding the new Iran sanctions bill. Israeli intelligence officials argue that passing of the bill would lead to a collapse of the current nuclear talks between P5+1 and Iran.   According to the article: […]

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What We Are Reading… September 26, 2014

International News Coverage Middle East, ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Terrorism, and Counterterrorism As U.S. takes on the Islamic State, al-Qaeda remains degraded but not defeated Greg Miller and Kevin Sieff / The Washington Post Zawahiri was silent on a far more sensitive project — the creation of a cell in Syria dedicated to plots against the United […]

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What We Are Reading … September 15, 2014

International News Coverage   Terrorism and Counterterrorism   Islamic State Crisis: World Leaders Pledge Iraq Support BBC Thirty countries have pledged to help Iraq fight Islamic State (IS) militants “by all means necessary”. US Won’t Rule Out Working with Iran Against ISIS Lori Hinnant and Lara Jakes / Associated Press Diplomats from around the world […]

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What We Are Reading … September 12, 2014

International News Coverage   Terrorism and Counterterrorism   Kerry in Turkey to Boost Support for anti-IS Coalition BBC US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Turkey to seek support for more military action against Islamic State (IS) fighters in Iraq and Syria. U.S. Weakens al-Qaeda Groups Around the World but hasn’t Wiped Any […]

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What We Are Reading…July 21, 2014

What We Are Reading West still struggles to cut feared bomb risk in Iran nuclear talks Fredrik Dahl and Louis Charbonneau / Reuters Major powers appear to have made only limited headway in making sure Iran will not be able to build an atomic bomb any time soon, underlining the uphill task they face after […]

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What We Are Reading

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