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Preview Obama Final UN Speech
A Preview to Obama’s Final UN Speech

Barack Obama makes the final appearance of his presidency today before the UN General Assembly. As we evaluate this address, consider this assessment of his September 2009 UN speech.

Third Offset
Losing Our Military Edge: The Need for the Third Offset Strategy

Technological advancements of American adversaries reveals an “eroding” U.S. military edge and highlights the need for the third offset strategy.

Iran Hostages Redux

The revelation of a $400 million cash delivery to Iran early this year that coincided with the release of U.S….

Iran's Deadly Ambition
An Ideology for Global Power

Berman’s Iran’s Deadly Ambition reveals that the Iranian threat has never emanated from Iran’s nuclear program, but rather from the Iranian regime itself.

OBAMA’S RELUCTANT, SPECIOUS RETURN TO DETERRENCE
Obama’s Reluctant, Specious Return to Deterrence

The Obama administration is making some adjustments to its foreign policy approach, but not enough to deal with the challenges we face.

Power & Anxiety: Religion & Conflict in the Middle East

From the Winter print edition

Rhodes
Rhodes to Ruin: Obama’s Foreign Policy Hatchet Man

Last week’s startling confession by White House operative Ben Rhodes—that the Obama administration lied to the American people about its dealings with Iran to secure a nuclear agreement—not only confirms the perception of a mendacious and arrogant presidency. It exposes a feverish and even delusional frame of mind: an uncompromising revulsion for war that has undermined American security and invited a cascade of extremism, violence, and human suffering.

Oman Sultan Qaboos Peacemaker
Oman, the Peacemaker

In the chaotic and often violent aftermath of the Arab Spring, the Sultanate of Oman has moved to a different beat, distinguishing itself as a peacemaker and mediator in comparison to its neighboring Arab states.

Kurdistan Peshmerga
Ministers Say Kurdistan Struggling to Pay Peshmerga

The KRG’s Karim Sinjari insists few Peshmerga fighters have deserted but warns there may be more desertions if Kurdistan cannot pay them.