Articles

Why Jordan Is Next For ISIS

October 31, 2018 Emily Przyborowski The National Interest

The Islamic State may be receding in Iraq and Syria, but its militants may soon find safe harbor nearby — in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Testing Trump’s Iran Strategy

October 30, 2018 Ilan I. Berman The Washington Times

On Nov. 6, Americans will go to the polls in midterm elections that are likely to reshape the complexion of national politics. But even before they do, U.S. foreign policy will face a crucial test of resolve vis-a-vis the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism.

Khashoggi’s Killing Was Despicable, But US Needs Saudi’s Help In Keeping Mideast Peace

October 24, 2018 Lawrence J. Haas

Let's be clear: the Saudi murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was a despicable act by a regime that, even after enacting modest reforms recently, still tolerates virtually no domestic dissent...The United States needs Saudi support to rein in the America-hating, terror-sponsoring, nuclear weapons-pursuing, regional destabilizing and human rights-abusing regime in Iran.

Exercise Trident Juncture is a response to Russian aggression

October 22, 2018 James Amedeo The Hill

Forty thousand participants; 130 aircraft; 70 vessels; 30 participating countries: Exercise “Trident Juncture 18” already has been labeled as one of the “most complex exercises” to be executed by NATO in the past 30 years and, in terms of countries participating, is the largest military exercise of 2018

Making Sense of Russia’s Policy in Afghanistan

September 26, 2018 Institut français des relations internationales

For some time, Western sources have been accusing Moscow of backing the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.However, little effort has been done to analyze the modalities of this support and the way it relates to Moscow's overall policies and objectives in Central and Southern Asia.

Iran’s New Revolutionary Moment

August 8, 2018 Ilan I. Berman Al-Hurra

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.

Russia’s Patriotic Cinema

August 6, 2018 Alexander Rojavin The National Interest

Films by regime-friendly directors reveal the more subliminal level of what government representatives proclaim explicitly in interviews.
 

Meet The Uber Of Ambulances

May 6, 2018 Avi Jorisch The Washington Times

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States has the highest motor vehicle crash death rate among high-income countries, with nearly 37,000 deaths annually, or about 100 per day.