The ISIS Phenomenon: How Does It End?

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by Graham E. Fuller The ISIS Phenomenon continues to astonish—to notch up innovative new features in Islamist politics that suggest a deepening ability to exploit and feed off long-term accumulated Muslim grievances. What are the logical end-points of extremism at… Continue Reading  

Iran Talks Miss Deal Deadline: What’s Next?

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by Ariane Tabatabai With the November 24 deadline for a comprehensive deal between world powers and Iran on the country’s nuclear program now behind us, the negotiating teams have returned to their capitals to debate next steps. They will reconvene… Continue Reading  

What Really Matters About the Extended Negotiations with Iran

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by Paul R. Pillar The single most important fact about the extension of the nuclear negotiations with Iran is that the obligations established by the Joint Plan of Action negotiated a year ago will remain in effect as negotiations continue.… Continue Reading  

Was the Iran Deal Threatened by US Sanctions Provisions?

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by Peter Jenkins What went wrong? Why were the United States and Iran unable to come to a comprehensive agreement in Vienna on Monday? According to an Iranian source close to the negotiations, the main obstacle was the inability of… Continue Reading  

Malarkey on the Potomac

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Five Bedrock Washington Assumptions That Are Hot Air by Andrew J. Bacevich “Iraq no longer exists.” My young friend M, sipping a cappuccino, is deadly serious. We are sitting in a scruffy restaurant across the street from the Cathedral of St.… Continue Reading