Twenty-Five Years Since the First Gulf War (Fall 2015)

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    Game-Changer: Oil Trends and Geopolitics

    David Wurmser Fall 2015
    A healthy body of policy practitioners and market analysts, and even a few scholars, have always recognized the nexus between politics, oil, and geopolitics...

    Gulf War Established Pattern in U.S.-Israel Relations

    Lenny Ben-David Fall 2015
    We watched as the Iraqi Scud missile passed high over our heads in Jerusalem during the Gulf War. I won the squad's bet after...

    Balkan Ghosts

    Shoshana Bryen Fall 2015
    How Do You Divide Up the Past? Why go back and read a book whose locus is outside the Middle East/Persian Gulf region and written...

    “Nothing Has Happened That We Can’t Fix”

    inFOCUS: Was the First Gulf War the peak of the Reagan Revolution? We had Reagan's foreign policy and the defense buildup in the 1980s,...

    Everything Old Is New Again: Changing U.S. Force Posture

    Benjamin Runkle
    Henry John Temple—more popularly remembered as Lord Palmerston—famously observed that nations such as Great Britain "have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual...

    A Generation of War

    Stephen Blank Fall 2015
    The Middle East has been both a laboratory for and cauldron of contemporary war for more than a generation. But in the last generation...

    Letter from the publisher

    Matthew Brooks Fall 2015
    Twenty-five years ago, the American-led restoration of Kuwait's sovereignty after the invasion by Iraq represented the peak of American prestige and power at the...

    Tehran’s Strategy: Isolating and Bypassing Israel

    Ali Alfoneh Fall 2015
    In the course of the past thirty-six years, the Islamic Republic of Iran has demonstrated a curious mixture of ideological zeal and pragmatism in...

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