Middle East

By Meera Eaton
Contributing Writer
December 12, 2015

The current system of counterterrorism-linked assistance is ineffective, fostering corruption among Pakistani leaders and resentment among the local population.

By Jaclyn Stutz
Contributing Writer
1 November 2015

Though leaders in the United States and Russia may have conflicting interests in regards to the Assad regime, the two nations must work together to defeat ISIS.

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.

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.

By Nicole Bailey
Staff Writer
July 13, 2015

Saudi Arabia risks undermining regional security and alienating key allies without a more sustainable policy toward Yemen.


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