An Iran Strategy Worth Fighting For

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U.S. and Saudi confrontations with Iran are causing proxy-warfare in weak or failing Arab states and escalating tensions in the Gulf, but there might still be a chance for diplomatic progress with the right combination of measures targeting Gulf-specific, regional, and international issues.




Preserving Kurdish Autonomy

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Divisions among the states vested in Syria are opening possibilities for Syria’s Kurds to secure greater protection for their autonomy.




Jordan at the Crossroads

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Jordan’s economic, demographic and geographic characteristics have left the country vulnerable to mass protests and external pressure that can only be overcome by a comprehensive reform program.





The Turkish Predicament in Syria

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The geopolitical ripples around Operation Olive Branch raise questions about Ankara’s ability to achieve its goal of preventing the establishment of an autonomous Kurdish entity in northwestern Syria.


Arabs Rising to the Occasion?

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Former secretary general of the League of Arab States, Amre Moussa, offers eight recommendations for establishing a new regional order that would see Arab countries end instability and regain control of their futures.



A Wiser U.S. Policy for Iran?

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As U.S.-Iranian tensions rise, the Trump administration should adopt a political-military strategy that will counter the causes and effects of Iranian aggression.