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Moscow Could Be Big Loser In Ukraine Protests
You have to hand it to the Ukrainians. They sure know how to stage a revolution.
Iran Checkmates the P5+1
In the deal between Iran and the six world powers, it appears that a rogue regime marching towards nuclearization has outmaneuvered the West. In disarming the sanctions regime so painstakingly put together over the last few years, the Iranians have given almost nothing meaningful in return. Instead, they are employing the same playbook that brought the mullahcracy to power and the very strategy that allowed North Korea to get the bomb. Above all, Iran now has an international mechanism that will allow it to effectively play for time.
After Geneva, Some Hard Choices For Jerusalem
You’ve got to feel sorry for Benjamin Netanyahu. Just six months ago, with his government facing what was arguably the most favorable strategic environment in recent memory, Israel’s prime minister could wax cautiously optimistic.
Pro&Con: Deal will make an Iranian atom bomb more likely
The six-month deal between U.S.-led negotiators and Iran will make an Iranian atomic bomb more likely, not less, because it significantly strengthens the very regime in Tehran that so desperately wants nuclear weaponry.
The Day the Music Died?
The deal hammered out over the weekend between the P5+1 powers and Iran in Geneva should have come as a surprise to no one. The White House’s dogged pursuit of some sort of diplomatic breakthrough with Iran, whatever the political and international-security cost, meant that an agreement — no matter how bad — was in the offing, unless the Iranians themselves decided it wasn’t in their interest.
Implosion: The End of Russia and What It Means for America
Today, Putin’s Russia is fast approaching a social and political crisis—one that promises to be every bit as profound as the fall of the USSR. Author Ilan Berman tackles the crisis that has Russia on the fast track to ruin, and the grave danger Russian collapse poses to America’s security, in his new book, Implosion.
AFPC Iran Strategy Brief: Iran’s Naval Ambitions
As Iraq and Afghanistan fade from prominence for American military strategists and diplomats, Iran is bound to take their place as a primary security concern for the U.S. and its allies. Iran’s nuclear ambitions and its support for radical Shi’a forces and terrorist organizations in the region pose significant dangers to the United States, its deployed forces and its allies. But for all the focus on Iran’s land-based operations, Iran’s maritime reorganization and naval advancemen present troubling challenges as well.
Latest In-House Bulletins
Eurasia Security Watch - No. 306
Libyan militias get an ultimatum;
Russia Reform Monitor - No, 1861
IN KYIV, THE POLITICAL BALANCE TILTS AGAINST MOSCOW;
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1860
Impasse deepens over Ukraine's political trajectory;
China Reform Monitor - No. 1070
India green-lights Strike Corps for China border;
Eurasia Security Watch - No. 304
Iraq attacks continue, France offers help;
Latest Policy Papers
Defense of the U.S. Homeland Against Ballistic Missile Attack
Today, the Obama administration and Congress have a variety of options before them for strengthening the defense of the U.S. homeland against ballistic missile attack. The word “options,” however, should not be interpreted as an either/or choice. Official Washington should not—indeed, cannot choose between defending the homeland against ballistic missile attack and erecting regional capabilities against the threat. Rather, it is necessary to treat the variety of programs available for this purpose not as options, but as components of a global plan for development and fielding: essentially, an “all of the above” approach. Only in this way can America achieve the proper balance between missile defense capabilities for the protection of the United States and the protection of our friends and allies and forces in various regions around the world...
Cybersecurity: New Threats and Challenges