The future of the Middle East and the secret to ensuring a truly balanced power structure does not occur by simply breaking up the region into spheres of influence, or by turning it into a zero-sum game.
The Kurdish referendum takes place on September 25th. Despite widespread condemnation, President Barzani is continuing along the path towards independence and possibly renewed conflict.
This podcast is the fourth and final part in a series on “A Shifting Global Economy,” which engages our researchers in International Business and Economics on changes in the global economy driven by political, social, technological and other global trends. You can check out Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here. Listen as our analysts talk […]
This article is part one of a two-part series on the tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Aidan Simardone examines regional actors involved in the conflict and the potential effects a war would have for the security of the region.
Experts often discuss Iran’s intention to continue pursuing a nuclear breakout strategy. However, a look through an Iranian perspective and its tenuous Islamic project says otherwise.
Russia’s path to achieving regional power in the Middle East may rely on the success of balancing the interests of parties involved in the Syrian conflict. Farah Bogani explores the challenges that lie ahead for Russia after the Astana peace talks.
With multiple global sources of weapons and ammunition and its industrial scale weapons manufacturing operations, one may ask what can be done to degrade ISIS’ weapons capability. Nabil Bhatia analyzes ISIS’ diversified weapons arsenal and proposes a course of action for the international community.