Analysis Brief

Two-track Diplomacy on Iran

Calls for negotiations on Iraq combined with a UN draft resolution and local elections have put Iran in the headlines. Meanwhile, Tehran maneuvers to reassert itself in a refashioned Middle East.

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Analysis Brief

Bundling Mideast Policy

The United States and its allies may be pondering a shift in strategy that would fold nuclear negotiations with Iran into a wider plan that addresses all of the Middle East’s crises, including the threat of civil wars in Iraq, Lebanon, and the Palestinian territories.

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Analysis Brief

Somalia Exporting Discord?

A new UN report details a complex and troubling exchange that allegedly provided weapons to Somalia’s Islamist power brokers in exchange for dispatching Islamist commandos to Hezbollah and opening Somali uranium mines to Iran.

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