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Strategic Challenges: Near East Gateways to Europe

January 11, 2019

Policy analysts and planners draw a line between Europe and the Middle East. Security dynamics, strategic planning, political arrangements – they neatly fall into regional boxes. The reality is more complex. The Middle East, and its adjacent bodies of water – the Levantine Basin, Red Sea, and Arabian Gulf – is at the southern end […]

Threats & Opportunities in the Levant and the Middle East

January 4, 2017

After decades of leading the democratic world in the Cold War and more than a decade of multiple wars since 9/11, many Americans would like relief from world affairs. They would prefer to have nothing to do with foreign wars, with lands that breed jihadists or stagnate in corruption, or have populations that reject modernity […]

The Pivot to Asia: Testing the Future of U.S. Seapower

May 31, 2014

In late May, President Obama addressed the graduating class at West Point. He said, “The most direct threat to America at home and abroad remains terrorism, but a strategy,” he continued, “that involves invading every country that harbors terrorist networks is naïve and unsustainable.” The chief reason to dismiss this railing against his predecessor is […]

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