Center for Strategic Communication

For Want of a Sale: Egyptian Aid’s Underwhelming Leverage

The Egyptian military’s bloody crackdown on internal dissent in the wake of the Muslim Brotherhood’s overthrow is understandably raising alarm among Western countries. The most loud calls for policy change aim at the relationship between those governments – especially...

Some thoughts on blowback

In the aftermath of two men brutally slaughtering Lee Rigby in Woolwih, Jonathan Freedland wrote this column on responding to the motives of murderers: … It seems we’re ready to listen when we have some sneaking sympathy, not for the act itself, but for...

Israeli Bombs and American Qualms: Assessing Syria

The recent Israeli airstrikes in Syria, through which the Israeli Air Force appears to target weapons shipments bound for Hezbollah, provoked an important debate among those concerned about a U.S. military intervention in Syria. Given the prominence of concerns about...

Guest Post: Syria – Remembering Reality

Uditinder Thakur is a foreign affairs analyst, focused primarily on issues related to the broader Middle-East and South Asia. A graduate of American University’s School of International Service, he holds a degree in International Studies with concentrations in U.S....