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Where is Libya Headed?

Published on October 3rd, 2014 | by Wayne White

by Wayne White While the world’s attention is focused elsewhere, Libya continues descending into ever-greater chaos, with Islamist militants now holding the upper hand. The longer this writhing maelstrom remains on the global back burner, the ... Read More



ISIS and the Bolshevik Precedent

Published on October 3rd, 2014 | by Mark N. Katz

by Mark N. Katz All the major actors in the Middle East oppose the rise of the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State (ISIS). In fact, ISIS has managed to incur the enmity of ... Read More


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Waiting for the Iranian Godot

Published on October 2nd, 2014 | by Derek Davison

by Derek Davison The US stance on Iran’s uranium enrichment program, according to recent media reports, is softening. In other words, Washington might agree to a technical workaround on the issue of dismantling centrifuges or accept a higher number of active ... Read More



Past vs. Future in the Iranian Nuclear Program

Published on October 1st, 2014 | by Guest

by Paul Pillar Some of the most recent efforts to derail a nuclear agreement with Iran have been focusing on what has come to be called “possible military dimensions” (PMD), a term that refers to any ... Read More



Netanyahu Disappoints at the UN

Published on October 1st, 2014 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick After Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stirred up some controversy by terming Israel’s recent bombardment of Gaza a “war of genocide” at the UN General Assembly last week, there was some speculation that the Israeli prime ... Read More



Is Rouhani Preparing the Ground for Failed Nuclear Talks?

Published on September 30th, 2014 | by Derek Davison

by Derek Davison Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s recently concluded trip to New York to address the United Nations General Assembly offered signals that Iran’s complex political establishment is, at least right now, quietly going along with ... Read More

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