Seeking Strategy


by Robert E. Hunter Last week, President Barack Obama gave a major address at the National Defense University, focusing on issues related to the war on terror. He presented new guidelines for the use of remotely-piloted vehicles (“drones”) against suspected terrorists… Continue Reading  

Effect of Eased Iran Restrictions May Take Time


by Erich C. Ferrari and Samuel Cutler In a move alluded to earlier this week by Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has released General… Continue Reading  

Decision Time in Tehran


by Farideh Farhi It is fair to say that since Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s disqualification, a good section of the Iranian pubic has been in a state of shock and silence. A friend who is also a keen observer of Iranian… Continue Reading  

Reading Iranian Minds


by Paul Pillar via The National Interest Many who offer opinions on policy toward Iran, and particularly on how to handle negotiations over its nuclear program, implicitly claim an unusual ability to read the minds of Iranian decision-makers. Assertions are… Continue Reading  

The Syrian Crisis: Enter Lebanon


by Wayne White Reacting to several recent developments in the Syrian war, Lebanon’s Hezbollah organization has escalated dramatically its direct military role in that fighting. This is Hezbollah’s first major foray on the ground into a conflict inside another country,… Continue Reading