Israeli Crisis Management During the 2006 Lebanon Conflict – by Benjamin Rosenbaum

Benjamin Rosenbaum argues that, short of a war, the 2006 conflict in southern Lebanon is best understood through the image of a crisis: an event which breaks out suddenly, presents threats to the status quo, and demands quick decisions under stress. He analyzes the management of the crisis from the perspective of the Israeli government, […]

Daniel Markey on the Evolving U.S.–Pakistan Relationship – by Sukanya Banerjee and Michael Mori

Daniel Markey, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses U.S.-Pakistan relations, Pakistan’s domestic situation, the U.S. drone program, the withdrawal from Afghanistan, and reconciliation with the Taliban.

Op-ed: US Policy in Egypt Inconsistent and Counterproductive – by Seth Binder and Amrou Kotb

American inconsistent policy has only exacerbated the problems of Egypt’s transition and adversely affected US interests. The US stands a much better chance of serving its interests by articulating and executing policies aligned with its calls for inclusive democracy.

Correcting the Course of Egypt’s Revolution: A Conversation with Dalia Ziada – by Ignacio Miguel Delgado Culebras

Dalia Ziada, an influential Egyptian human and women’s rights advocate, argues that while the ouster of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi by the military may have been a point of regression for Egypt’s democratic development, it was also an opportunity to correct the course of the Egyptian revolution. Ziada believes that the situation in Egypt […]

The ‘Unmanned’ Conflict in Pakistan – By Neha Ansari

Is Pakistan undergoing an armed conflict as defined by International Humanitarian Law and are the CIA-operated drone attacks in compliance with the legal regime?

Terrorism in Iran: An Analysis of Non-State Militant Organizations in the Islamic Republic – By Micah Peckarsky

This analysis argues that internal conditions in Iran – specifically the marginalization of ethnic and religious minorities, the authoritarian nature of the regime, and its hostility to any ideological or political alternatives – have fostered the emergence of several armed groups challenging the Iranian state. This study focuses on four non-state militant groups: Jundallah, the […]

A Regional Arms Race? Testing the Nuclear Domino Theory in the Middle East – by Rizwan Ladha

Will an Iranian nuclear capability indeed ignite a regional arms escalation, with other Middle Eastern states racing to build their own arsenals?

Crisis Management in Libya: Learning the Lessons of 1986 – By Sarah Charlton

In April 1986, the Reagan administration with the support of the Thatcher administration in the United Kingdom, bombed several targets within Libya as retaliation for Libyan terrorism that they believed had begun to challenge essential U.S. security interests. Although the stated goal was to change Libya’s behavior and reduce its incentives for supporting terrorism, senior […]