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Iran's New Revolutionary Moment
By Ilan Berman, Al-Hurra Digital, August 9, 2018

Thirteen years ago, as the Bush administration and its "freedom agenda" entered its second term in office, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman took the pulse of popular sentiment in Iran, and came away with some surprising conclusions. Iran, Friedman heard from Iranian expatriates and regime insiders, was the ultimate "red state," where the population did not share the ruling regime's hatred of the West and where people craved greater freedom and democracy.

Can Iran Wait Out Trump's Pressure Campaign?
By Lawrence J. Haas, The National Interest, August 8, 2018

U.S. foreign policy toward Iran is approaching a "back to the future" moment, with the Trump White House resurrecting the strategy pursued by President George W. Bush (and, for a while, President Barack Obama) of pressuring Iran economically into abandoning its nuclear pursuits.

U.S.-Turkish Relations In A Tailspin
By Ilan Berman, The Washington Times, August 8, 2018

It's official: U.S.-Turkish relations are in a tailspin.

The once-robust ties between Washington and Ankara have frayed considerably in recent years, riven by strategic issues like Turkey's growing strategic proximity to Russia and its cozy relationship with Islamist actors, as well as its increasingly conspiratorial, anti-American political discourse. But what may end up causing a lasting rupture between the two Cold War-era allies is an altogether different — and unexpected — issue: The fate of an American pastor named Andrew Brunson.

Russia's Patriotic Cinema
By Alexander Rojavin, The National Interest, August 6, 2018

It would be "cultural masochism" to support art critical of Russia. So says none other than Vladimir Medinsky, the Russian minister of culture. A trusted Putin loyalist and the author of a book series remarkable for its revisionist take on Russian history, Medinsky has spent his six years as Minister of Culture expanding the Ministry's control over all things artistic in the country.

Chinese and Russian Defense Innovation, with American Characteristics? Military Innovation, Commercial Technologies, and Great Power Competition
By Samuel Bendett and Elsa B. Kania, The Strategy Bridge, August 2, 2018

As great power rivalries intensify, China, Russia, and the United States are redoubling their pursuit of defense innovation in emerging technologies that could change the character, perhaps even the nature, of warfare. At present, U.S. primacy in innovation remains a critical, though contested, advantage. China is emerging as a scientific and technological powerhouse, while Russia is creatively pursuing asymmetric advantages. Since advances in these dual-use technologies, including robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), are emerging increasingly from the private sector, the capacity to integrate and leverage commercial technologies will be critical in this race for advantage.


Latest Books

The Long Game on the Silk Road: US and EU Strategy for Central Asia and the Caucasus
S. Frederick Starr & Svante E. Cornell, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, March 2018

This book argues that American and European policies toward Central Asia and the Caucasus suffer from both conceptual and structural impediments.


Latest In-House Bulletins

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2241
August 13, 2018

Washington versus Nord Stream 2;
Russian digital interference runs even deeper

Global Islamism Monitor - No. 54
August 13, 2018

Vienna takes aim at political Islam;
The Islamic State's other cadres;
Jordan grapples with Syrian spillover;
An unlikely union in Afghanistan;
Worries over Wahabbism in Kuala Lumpur

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2240
August 8, 2018

RFE/RL in the crosshairs;
Russian PMCs seek recognition

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2239
August 6, 2018

Putin's costly Crimean bridge;
Pension controversy deepens the political divide

Russia Reform Monitor - No.2238
August 3, 2018

Russia's alternative internet?;
The Kremlin backs away from pressuring Iran


Latest Policy Papers

Understanding North Korea's Cyber Strategy
By Jenny Jun , May 4, 2018

How does North Korea use cyber means to achieve its political and military objectives? Ever since the Korean War, North Korea’s stated foreign policy goal has been to reunify the Korean peninsula under its rule. However, by the 1980s, winning a conventional war on the peninsula had become unrealistic, and the military balance between the North and South had started to shift in favor of the latter. With the end of the Cold War, Russian and Chinese patronage diminished, while the U.S.-ROK alliance grew stronger. In this strategic context, how does North Korea ensure regime security, deter foreign aggression, and achieve this objective without explicitly taking it by force?...

Strategic Primer - Electromagnetic Threats
By Richard M. Harrison , March 21, 2018

This work seeks to provide insights into the electromagnetic threats to U.S. security, particularly from a nuclear generated Electromagnetic Pulse attack, and public policy responses to them. The Primer provides a succinct and informative background of electromagnetic threats, U.S. protections and offensive capabilities of both the U.S. and our adversaries, it also discusses threats posed by EMP, and offers policy recommendations.