A New Security Order Needed in the Persian Gulf


by Javad Heiran-Nia Late last year in Manama, Bahrain, British Prime Minister Theresa May assured Persian Gulf oil monarchies that the United Kingdom’s anti-Iran posture would remain unchanged under her leadership. Iranian “influence fuels instability in the region,” she told… Continue Reading  

An Order That Will Increase Terrorism


by Paul R. Pillar Donald Trump’s efforts, during his first week in office, to give substance to his campaign rhetoric have involved executive orders that have generated reactions ranging from bemusement over their vagueness to worried waiting for other shoes… Continue Reading  

In Defense of a Liberal Order


by Justus de Visser The world is endangered, not yet by armed conflict between major powers, but by climate change, migration trends, and a growing neglect of norms and values that have underpinned the post-war global order. So, Your Honor,… Continue Reading  

Trump and May: A New Special Relationship?


by Robert E. Hunter “Special relationship” is used so often to describe Anglo-American ties that it has long since become a cliché. But it still has force, reflecting not just tangible interests but the intangibles of culture, history, and shared… Continue Reading  

Poll: Iranian Public Rejects Renegotiating Nuclear Deal

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by Derek Davison Any plans that new U.S. President Donald Trump may have to renegotiate the Iran nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA) will find little support among the Iranian people, according to a poll conducted… Continue Reading