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September 29, 2015

Sisi’s Struggle for Egypt

I have always wondered why leaders of foreign countries feel the need to publish opinion pieces in American newspapers of record. Who exactly are they trying to influence? The folks at the White Hous…


September 25, 2015

Assessing Iraq's Regional Foreign and Security Policy

Ibrahim al-Alshaiqer al-Jaafari discusses Iraqi regional relations and global affairs.

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April 1, 2011

United Kingdom
UK and U.S. Approaches in Countering Radicalization: Intelligence, Communities, and the Internet

On Friday, April 1, 2011, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Georgetown University's Center for Peace and Security Studies, and King's College London's International Centre for the Study of Radi…

April 24, 2014

United States
This Week: Palestinian Unity, GCC-Qatar Comity, and Syrian Duplicity

Significant Developments Palestinian Unity. The Israeli cabinet voted unanimously to suspend peace talks with the Palestinian Authority today because of the unity agreement announced yesterday betwe…

Foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council's countries attend a meeting in the Saudi port city of Jeddah September 10, 2013 (Al Qarni/Courtesy Reuters).

September 6, 2013

Voices From the Region: Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, and Bahrain

“Obama will strike for the people...The regime also are fighting for the people, and the opposition is fighting for the people. And the people are damned.” –Abdelkader, a municipal employee from Raqq…

A Free Syrian Army fighter watches U.S. President Barack Obama's speech with his family in Ghouta, Damascus August 31, 2013 (Abdullah/Courtesy Reuters).

November 11, 2005

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Torture, the United States, and Laws of War

This publication is now archived. Why is torture in the news?A confluence of events has put torture and the treatment of detainees at center stage: the recent revelation of a network of so-called bla…

February 7, 2013

Is Egypt Too Big To Fail?

Egypt’s official Middle East News Agency reported on Tuesday that the country’s foreign reserves have dropped to $13.6 billion, a little more than a billion dollars below the Central Bank’s “critical…


March 7, 2013

The Presidential Inbox: Iran's Nuclear Program

Experts discuss the internal and external factors that have spurred dialogue between the United States and Iran. This meeting will be part of a series on the U.S. presidential inbox that examines th…

March 7, 2013

The Presidential Inbox: Iran’s Nuclear Program

A panel of experts discuss Iran's nuclear program.

July 18, 2011

Flacking The Revolution Part II

My post, Flacking the Revolution ( July 13) raised some questions among certain quarters in Egypt about April 6th and its connection with Levine Communications Office (LCO). Below is the media adviso…