Coalition Air Campaign Against IS: Report Card

by Derek Davison It has now been over 14 months since the Obama administration authorized the first strikes in Iraq against the Islamic State (ISIS or IS), and roughly 13 months since that campaign expanded to include IS targets in… Continue Reading  

Political Backlash in the Gulf

by Henry Johnson If the United States seeks long-term stability in the Middle East, it must begin empowering opposition voices in the Gulf countries. A report published by Chatham House and presented at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace last… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and Views Relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for August 17th, 2010: The National: Michael Theodoulou reports that new sanctions will exacerbate corruption and mismanagement in Iran’s economy but do little to change Tehran’s nuclear policy. However, the sanctions could give… Continue Reading