October 2015

Assad Is a Bad Choice

Hari Prasad
Contributing Writer
October 25, 2015

Conflict resolution in Syria must proceed without the Assad regime. Its continued brutality will only increase the strength of ISIS.

Poroshenko: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

By Bryan Rosenthal
Contributing Writer
October 12, 2015

Despite domestic pressure, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko must acquiesce to European powers, implementing the Minsk agreements to resolve conflict in the Donbas and rebuild the economy at home.

Progress Against the Islamic State Requires New Policies

By Michael Casey
Contributing Writer
05 October 2015

The U.S. military must increase its involvement in Iraq and Syria to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Such an escalation is all the more urgent in light of Russia’s intensified operations in Syria.

Iran After the Nuclear Deal

By Sina Azodi
Contributing Writer
5 October 2015

Iran is entering a period of rapprochement with major world powers that could exacerbate insecurity in the Middle East. To avoid aggravating regional tensions, President Rouhani’s administration must refrain from adventurist policies and re-engage with Iran’s neighbors.

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