Iran’s influence is spreading. It exerts control over Hezbollah in Beirut, over Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, over the Houthi rebels in Yemen, and now over the Iraqi government in Baghdad.Read More »
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Jordan on the brink?
Jordan’s regime has tough challenges ahead — its economic situation is poor and it faces a humanitarian refugee crisis which will encourage division and discord within the Kingdom — but it is safe from the threat of collapse.Read More »
Israel and Hezbollah: Unintended Escalation Still Very Possible
Neither side really wants a full-scale war, but unintended escalation is very much possible.Read More »
Libya: The Greatest Betrayal
In the end a moderate pact of Libyans — and a united and forceful international response — is needed to save the country from the ledge from which it is currently leaning. It will take time, it will cost money and it will require long term planning. But inaction now will only lead to the need for action later.Read More »