Dismantling the Iran Deal Would Be Dangerous and Unwise

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by Kelsey Davenport When President-elect Donald Trump takes office Jan. 20, he will inherit an array of foreign policy challenges. But unlike his predecessor, the list will not include the risk of a nuclear-armed Iran—unless Trump pursues a reckless plan… Continue Reading  

Trump: The Manchurian Candidate

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by James A. Russell Hollywood has always had a vivid and creative imagination in providing entertainment that an adoring public eagerly gobbles up around the world. That imagination, however, has proven prescient on more than one occasion. We are now… Continue Reading  

Bolton: A Prime Mover of the Iraq WMD Fiasco

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by Greg Thielmann The president-elect who repeatedly taunted his Democratic opponent for supporting the Iraq invasion and whose transition team recently dismissed a CIA assessment by noting, “these are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass… Continue Reading  

Turkey and Iran: Bitter Friends, Bosom Rivals

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by International Crisis Group For nearly two centuries and despite their fierce geopolitical competition from the Levant to Iraq and the Caucasus, Turkey and Iran have kept the peace between themselves, compartmentalized growing energy and commercial relations and even cooperated… Continue Reading  

Mattis and the Revolving Door

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by David Isenberg In 1953, President Dwight Eisenhower nominated former General Motors president Charles Erwin Wilson as secretary of defense. That sparked a controversy during his confirmation hearings based on his large stockholdings in General Motors. Reluctant to sell the… Continue Reading