Diplomacy

Firefight on Beirut Streets Is a Warning to US and Lebanon

Violence on the streets of Beirut on Thursday, October 14 reminded older Lebanese of their country’s tragic civil war.

Lift US Sanctions on the Autonomous Administration for North and East Syria?
Lift US Sanctions on the Autonomous Administration for North and East Syria?

The Autonomous Administration for North and East Syria (AANES) is seeking international recognition as a legitimate government, but currently it is campaigning the US to lift sanctions on its territory.

The Return of Old Middle Eastern Empires
The Return of Old Middle Eastern Empires

What is emerging is a return of three ancient regional power centers, would-be Persian and Turkish hegemons wishing to once more dominate in the domain of their past empires. In the middle is an Arab and Jewish coalition, anxious not to fall prey to their old masters.

Foreign Policy ProvCast: Ep. 68 | America’s Enemies and Allies in the Middle East (Joel Rosenberg)
Foreign Policy ProvCast: Ep. 68 | America’s Enemies and Allies in the Middle East

In this episode, Joel Rosenberg talks about his latest book, “Enemies and Allies: An Unforgettable Journey inside the Fast-Moving & Immensely Turbulent Modern Middle East.”

Don’t Assume Russia and China Will Fumble Afghanistan Crisis
Don’t Assume Russia and China Will Fumble Afghanistan Crisis

The Afghanistan crisis may cause problems for China and Russia, but these countries also have opportunities and could avoid the possible pitfalls.

The Fall of Afghanistan: What Does it Mean for Iran?
The Fall of Afghanistan: What Does it Mean for Iran?

A Taliban-led government in Afghanistan is going to be both an opportunity and a strategic threat for Iran.

Unalienable Rights as the Pathway toward a Freer and More Open Indo-Pacific
Unalienable Rights as the Pathway toward a Freer and More Open Indo-Pacific

In a discussion hosted by the Hudson Institute between Staquf and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the speakers shared their concerns and reflections of what it would mean to pursue a free and open Indo-Pacific.

Chinese Communist Party Trains African Leaders, Expanding its Influence
Chinese Communist Party Trains African Leaders, Expanding its Influence

China-Africa relations is a case in point where Africa has become a prime testing ground for expanding the political outreach of the Communist Party of China.

Lift the US Travel Ban on North Korea?
Lift the US Travel Ban on North Korea?

The North Korea travel ban is an unfortunate policy that has caused separated families much pain and has prevented humanitarian organizations from operating at their full capacities. However, if we want separated families to be reunited for good—not just for Korean Americans, but for South Koreans and others as well—and for the humanitarian crisis in North Korea to end, we must set our policies to resolve the main problem, not just the symptoms.

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