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October 5, 2018

Iraq
Iraq’s Two New Leaders Offer a Glimmer of Hope

Salih and Abdul-Mahdi are capable politicians in a nation that desperately needs that, at a time when progress seems possible.

Barham Salih, Iraq's new president, walks with new Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi at the parliament headquarters in Baghdad.

October 5, 2018

Iraq
Global Conflict This Week: New President Elected in Iraq

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.

Masum and Salih shake hands.

October 17, 2017

Kurds
Can the United States Broker Peace Between Iraq and the Kurds?

Washington should respond to sectarian conflict near Kirkuk by seeking to preserve a united Iraq while supporting Kurdish autonomy.

Reuters

February 1, 1998

Trade
Promoting U.S. Economic Relations with Africa

In 1997, Washington paid unprecedented attention to Africa and its continental rebirth. Both then-First Lady Hillary Clinton and then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright toured the continent. Presi…

July 27, 2015

United States
Turkey, Syria, and the United States: Quagmires Are Us

This weekend Turkey and the United States took steps toward getting more heavily involved in the Syrian quagmire. First, after a year of protracted negotiations, Turkey agreed to allow the United Sta…

Turkey, Syria, and the United States

June 27, 2014

Iraq
Kurds: Running Before Walking

Erbil had a weird feel to it this week.  The euphoria that came when the Kurd’s military, known as the peshmerga, took over Kirkuk on June 11 has not exactly faded, but reality is making people nervo…

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July 29, 2013

United States
Recommended Reading For the Fall Semester

A friend who teaches U.S. foreign policy at a public policy school asked me for a few reading recommendations for the fall semester. Specifically, she requested books or reports written in the past a…

Books

May 13, 2011

Weekend Reading

A goldsmith poses with gold bangles in his jewellery shop in Amman (Ali Jarekji/Courtesy Reuters) My interview on Charlie Rose discussing Turkey. From Tahrir Documents, a call for demonstra…

Weekend Reading

October 31, 2011

United States
Syria No-Fly Zone: Realistic Objectives

A Syrian shouts slogans during protest against government of Syria's President Assad (Osman Orsal/Courtesy Reuters). Last week, Syrian opposition activists agreed on the theme of their customar…

A Syrian shouts slogans during protest against government of Syria’s President Assad (Osman Orsal/Courtesy Reuters).