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The Muslim Brotherhood and Their Relationship with Iran

A historical examination of the Muslim Brotherhood's relationship with Iran. By Mohammed Salama.  (01/16/2015)

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Lessons from Incipient Civic Movements in the Broader Middle East

Authors introduce analytical framework of 'incipient societies' to shed light on the so-called “Arab Spring”. It provides recommendations and suggestions, as well as areas of future consideration. By Nicholas A. Heras and Christos Kyrou Ph.D.
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Hamas Still Hamas

An analysis of the state of Hamas, through interpreting the Document of General Principles and Policies issued by Hamas in 2017. By Prof. Mohammed Al-Azdee. (05/23/2017)

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The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): The Political Economy Analyzed

Analysis of CPEC and its implications to the political economy. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (05/08/2017)

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China’s Belt and Road Initiative: A Brief Analysis

A look at China's Belt and Road Initiative, and its implications. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (05/08/2017)

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Concerting for peace in Afghanistan: Will the ‘meeting of six’ have a tune to play?

What's the hope for Afghanistan's current peace process involving regional powers?  By Chayanika Saxena. (03/19/2017)

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Australia, Afghanistan and Trump’s allure

Australia's aid issue with Afghanistan. By Aiden Parkes. (03/16/2017)

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What Factors Have Perpetuated Instability in Yemen?

Parper examines destabilizing factors plaguing Yemen. By Austin Rock. (01/24/2017) 

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Chinese Foreign Policy in East Asia: A 2016 Assessment of Strategy and Goals

An analysis of China’s strategy and policy goals for advancing its interests in East Asia and its potential impacts. By Daniel Urchick. (01/09/2016)

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COIN: the effectiveness of counterinsurgency strategies in Afghanistan from 2001 until 2014

Analysis of counerinsurgency strategies used in Afghanistan. By Nathan Down. (12/24/2016)

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Boiling Frogs of the ASEAN

Chinese economic and military power strategies in the South China Sea.  By Eric Szandzik. (12/16/2016)

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End of nuclear monopoly, Israeli dreams for regional hegemony?

Would the rise of a nuclear Iran restore regional balance and hinder Israel’s hegemonic moves? By Arslan Ayan. (11/30/2016)

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A Safe Haven or Route for New Conflict

Analyis of Safe Haven, an explicit favoring of one religion/ ethnic group against another in the face of atrocities committed by ISIS. By Mustafa Akhwand. (09/30/2016)

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MENA Region: Colonial Dependence versus Regional Interdependence

MENA colonial historial must be understood to gain a proper understanding of its current circumstances. By Dr. Bendebka Ramzi. (09/05/2016)

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Iran, Saudi Arabia and Mideast Peace

An examination of Iranian-Saudi relations and what they mean for the Middle East peace process. By Dr. Mohammed Nuruzzaman . (08/28/2016)

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The Syrian Kurds: A House Divided

Featured in Marine Corps University Journal. By Winston H (12/18/2013)
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Calling Off America’s Bombs

It is time for the US to help stop the killing in Syria. (9/1/2013)
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The great American betrayal

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Could two become one?

Israel’s right, frustrated Palestinians and assorted idea (3/1/2013)
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ERBIL, BAGHDAD, ANKARA AND WASHINGTON: THE COMPLEX POLITICS OF KURDISH OIL

Analysis of oil reserve political effects in Iraq and pot (9/12/2012)
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The Next Putin Presidency

Vladimir Putin's third term as Russia's president could be (5/7/2012)
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Demystifying the Chinese Economy

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The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty – At the Heart of the Global Nuclear Debate

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A Conversation with General Martin Dempsey

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The Euro-Exit Taboo

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The Drivers of Insecurity in Mauritania

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What's Behind the Bombings in Ukraine?

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Economic and Political Challenges in the Philippines

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The Unspectacular Future of the IAEA Additional Protocol

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North Korea: The Mouse that Roared

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Competing Orientations for the Near and Middle East

How can the United States best promote a peaceful and productive Middle East?  By Jack Pearce. (03/23/2015)

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The return of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar: A homecoming that doesn’t feel like one

What does the return of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of what had been the second largest militant group in the Afghanistan, mean for the country? Gulbuddin HekmatyarBy Chayanika Saxena. (05/08/2017)

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'Schindler List' for Southeast Europe

Pakistanisation as the Final Solution for the Balkans? By Prof. Zlatko Hadžidedic. (05/08/2017)

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The US Unilateral Strike against Syria: Another Missed Test on the Credibility of the Theory of Resp

Analyzing the theory of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in the context of the recent US strike against Syria.  By Dr. Ilja Richard Pavone. (05/05/2017)

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Who Needs Dysfunction in the Balkans?

Is a total redesign of the existing state boundaries in the Balkans warranted? No, argues Zlatko Hadžidedic. (04/27/2017)

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Deterring North Korea

How should North Korean sabre rattling be dealth with? By Sartaj Chaudhary. (04/07/2017).  First appearing in The Tribune India.

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All Breaking Beds of our Most Favored Agressor

What challenges lie ahead for Saudi Arabia? By Elodie Pichon. (03/08/2017)

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China’s Counter-Enlightenment Approach to Taking Control of Afro-Eurasia

Author argues that China intends to use leverage to dominate Afro-Eurasia, and to relegate both the US and Europe to minor roles in geopolitical power and influence. By Timothy Bovy. (01/24/2017)

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The North Korean Nuclear Clock and Donald Trump

How will the incoming Trump administration handle North Korea's nuclear threat? By Elodie Pichon. (01/09/2016)

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Is the Middle-East Ready to Welcome Trump?

Examining the effects on a Trump administration''s policies on the Middle East. By Adarsh Vijay. (01/08/2016)

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Sino-Russian neighborhood policy: Kazakhstan – Euroasian heart of gold

Kazakhstan is placed to be a Euo-Asian center. Can it achieve that goal?  By Filippo Romeo. (12/28/2016)

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So who REALLY won the election: Vladimir Putin, perhaps?

As it stands, the ultimate winner of the alleged Russian cyber hack on US elections is Vladimir Putin. By Tim Holmgren. (12/20/2016)

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Power and Opportunity: Turkish Strategic Positioning from Northern Syria through Iraqi Kurdistan

A look at Turkey's strategic positioning in the Middle East. By David Davidian. (11/28/2016)

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Major Global Challenges 25 Years After the USSR’s Collapse

With the 25th anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union, a look at its global effects.  By Nicholas Hudson. (11/21/2016)

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Expanding Japanese Military Presence in Djibouti: Challenging the Growing Chinese Security Framework

What does the expanded Japanese installation in Djibouti say about Sino-Japanese influence? By Justin Cheung. (11/20/2016)

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Sino-US relations – Recalibration or Repetition?

What is the future for US-China relations? By Qi Lin. (11/18/2016)

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The U.S. – Saudi relationship in a post Iranian Nuclear Deal world

Thoughts on US-Saudi relations in light of the Iranian Nuclear Deal. By Ben Butcher. (11/07/2016)

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Italy and Egypt: from Regeni to Libya, the difficult path towards normalization

What is the road ahead for Italian - Egyptian relations? By Daniele Scalea. (09/26/2016)

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The Specter of Kazakh Instability: Heightened Stakes of Sino-Russian Interests in the Steppes

What does the threat of instability in Kazakhstan mean for her two largest neighbors: China and Russia?  By Justin Cheung. (09/13/2016)

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The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM): What Next?

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement is in shambles.  What's next for it? By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (09/03/2015)

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The Uighur Issue

Impacts of the Uighur actions. By Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori. (05/17/2016)

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Asia Week New York: Creating a New Cultural Touchstone

Cultural diplomacy via Asia Week New York affected by smuggled art and China's economic slowdown. By Steven Meyers. (05/13/2016)

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North Korean Submarine Conducts Ballistic Missile Test

A dangerous development that dampens Korean relations. By Seth Berman. (05/02/2016)

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The Threat of MANPAD Proliferation

Shoud Man-Portable Anti-Air Defense (MANPADs) be given to Syrian rebels? By Seth Berman. (04/27/2016

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Modi’s visit to Saudi Arabia

Looking at Modi's upcoming visit to the Middle East and what can be accomplished. By K.N. Pandita.  (04/04/2016)

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Will Iran’s Reformists’ Electoral Gains Lead to Détente with the West?

What are the propects for the Iranian Reformists’ enthusiasm to re-engage with the West?.  By Dr. Mohammed Nuruzzaman. (03/21/2016)

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Raise Your Glass My Friend and Let us Celebrate!

A look at alcohol in Western Civilization, and its current effect on Russia. By Michael Akerib. (03/14/2016)

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The Recent Death Sentences in Saudi Arabia

Underlying issues surrounding recent executions in Saudi Arabia. By Giancarlo Elia Valori. (01/11/2016)

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U.S. Should Conclude the Negotiation on Rules for Aerial Encounters with China

Author argues that the United States should conclude the negotiations with China on an agreed code of conduct for aerial encounters.  By Han Guo.  (11/17/2015) 

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The U.S. Rebalance to the Asia-Pacific and Sino-U.S. Relations

The U.S. needs a more constructive approach to Sino relations to achieve a prosperous and secure Asia-Pacific.  By Qi Lin.  (11/09/2015)

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