Eurasia’s Great Game: India, Japan, and Europe Play to Putin’s Needs

by James M. Dorsey Eurasia’s Great Game is anything but simple and straightforward. A burgeoning alliance between China and Russia that at least for now is relegating potential differences between the two powers to the sidelines has sparked a complex… Continue Reading  

The U.S.-Iran Off Ramp Goes Through Yemen

by Kevin L. Schwartz If both the United States and Iran wish to escape the cycle of provocation and escalation in which they currently find themselves, they should begin by ending their involvement in the war they are already fighting… Continue Reading  

America First, Actually

by Annelle R. Sheline In his speech at the United Nations General Assembly on September 24, Donald Trump declared, “The future does not belong to globalists, the future belongs to patriots.” The statement reinforces Trump’s “America First” stance on foreign… Continue Reading  

Israel’s Post-Election Tangle

by Mitchell Plitnick The second Israeli national election of 2019 has led to a lot of confusion. It has not resolved the question of who will fill the prime minister’s office on a permanent basis, nor has it cleared up… Continue Reading  

Intra-Gulf Competition in Africa’s Horn: Lessening the Impact

by International Crisis Group What’s new? Middle Eastern states are accelerating their competition for allies, influence and physical presence in the Red Sea corridor, including in the Horn of Africa. Rival Gulf powers in particular are jockeying to set the terms… Continue Reading