Various Players Maneuver for an Uncertain Future in Syria

by Gregory Aftandilian Although uncertainties abound regarding the future of Syria, various players are maneuvering to consolidate and enhance their positions there, or at least to hedge their bets. Alliances such as those between Iran and Russia now appear to… Continue Reading  

Graham and Neocons Push for a U.S.-Israeli Defense Treaty

by Mitchell Plitnick The staunchly militaristic Jewish Institute for the National Security of America (JINSA) has proposed a mutual defense pact between the United States and Israel. JINSA frequently publishes papers and analyses around strategies that it would like to… Continue Reading  

Syrian Survivors of War Deserve Justice, Not Deportation

by Mariam Iskajyan For the thousands of Syrians currently living in the United States through temporary immigration protections, this week is filled with fear and uncertainty. The Trump administration has said that it will determine by August 1st whether it… Continue Reading  

Boris’ Band of Brexiteers Could Spell Disaster for Palestine

by Nick McAlpin In Europe, Brexit will undoubtedly come to define recently elected Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s tenure. In the Middle East, however, his leadership of the Conservative Party may soon see the UK government align itself even more firmly… Continue Reading  

Expert Letter on Deescalating with Iran

Editor’s note: The National Iranian-American Council has released a letter, signed by 30 foreign policy practitioners, calling on the U.S., Europe, and Iran to take steps to reduce tensions in the Persian Gulf. July 30, 2019 As foreign-policy practitioners with… Continue Reading