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Flood Of Cash To Iran Dwarfs Marshall Plan
By Ilan Berman, USA Today, July 28, 2015

Buried within the 150-plus pages of technical minutia and regulations that make up the recently concluded nuclear deal between the P5+1 powers and the Islamic Republic of Iran lies a stunning revelation, the full import of which has not yet been adequately appreciated by the international community. It is that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the agreement is formally known, is designed to serve as nothing less than a Marshall Plan for the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism. 

The Iran Deal Will Make Matters Worse
By James S. Robbins, The Hill, July 23, 2015

The White House says the only alternative to the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran is warHowever it is the deal itself that is pushing the Middle East towards conflict. 

Not Mr. Popularity
By Amanda Azinheira, U.S. News & World Report, July 21, 2015

As Vladimir Putin's international image continues to decline, his domestic popularity has, paradoxically, reached an all-time high. The most recent poll by the Moscow-based Levada Center reports a staggering 89 percent approval rating for the Russian president, in spite of a stumbling economy, declining living standards, rampant corruption and deepening international isolation. 

Rebuilding The U.S.-Israel Alliance
By Ilan Berman, National Review Online, July 14, 2015

Even before it was formally published late last month, Michael Oren's memoir of his time as Israel's envoy to the United States had ignited a firestorm of controversy, and for very good reason. His book, Ally: My Journey across the American-Israeli Divide, provides the most damning account to date of a "special relationship" that, on President Obama's watch, has deteriorated to an almost unthinkable degree, with the White House coming to view Israel and its often-pugnacious premier, Benjamin Netanyahu, as more of a problem than Iran's nuclear ambitions, Palestinian corruption, or the Syrian civil war. 

Moscow's Baby Bust
By Ilan Berman, Foreign Affairs, July 9, 2015

For decades, first the Soviet Union and then Russia languished under adverse population trends. Deaths far outpaced births, life expectancy was dismally low, and social ills, from alcoholism to unsafe abortion practices, were rampant. 


Latest In-House Bulletins

China Reform Monitor - No. 1175
July 29, 2015

Kazakhstan and China talk border security;
Xi has yet to visit DPRK, meet with Kim Jong Un

 

Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 158 - SPECIAL ISSUE: The Iran Nuclear Deal
July 28, 2015

In Washington, worries over latent nuclear potential;
A shot in the arm for Iran's military budget;
Fear and loathing in Riyadh...;
...and Israel

 

 

 

China Reform Monitor - No. 1174
July 28, 2015

Turnover atop the PLA;
Beijing issues new draft cyber security law

 

 

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1993
July 28, 2015

 

PARNAS makes new plans;
Russians willing to trade freedom for prosperity

 

 

South Asia Security Monitor - No. 374
July 27, 2015

SSB blocks militant supply line at Bhutan border;
China to participate in India's fleet review;
India-Iran undersea gas pipeline eyed;
Modi to Silicon Valley in September;
Drone downed by Pakistan not Indian, but Chinese

 


Latest Policy Papers

Cyber Crime: Security Under Scarce Resources
By Trey Herr and Sasha Romanosky , June 30, 2015

Cyber crime covers a wide range of activities that includes theft, fraud and harassment; stealing

valuable intellectual property as part of industrial espionage; committing financial fraud and credit card theft; and disrupting internet services for ideological goals (“hacktivism”). The crimes target both firms and consumers, and while they rarely result in physical harm or property damage, there can still be severe consequences...

Iran Strategy Brief No. 7: Iran's Various Voices
By Ilan Berman , June 17, 2015

Is the Islamic Republic of Iran a country or a cause? For decades, the question is one that has bedeviled Western observers. Foreign politicians and diplomats long have struggled to reconcile the Iranian regime’s radical rhetoric and destructive international behavior with its pragmatic participation in numerous treaty arrangements, and its prominent role in various multilateral forums.

Understanding Cybersecurity - Part 2 - Information Assurance
By Trey Herr and Eric Ormes , April 15, 2015

Information Assurance is the art and science of securing computer systems and networks against efforts by third parties to disable, intrude, or otherwise impede operations. It is the focus of most “cybersecurity” professionals in the technical community. The principal goals are to maintain an information system’s Confidentiality (the secrecy of information as it is used and stored), Integrity, reliability of data and equipment, and Availability, that a computer system is ready and able to function as needed. Information Assurance includes writing secure software, deploying it safely, and managing it to minimize the risk of compromise.