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WSJ – The Threat of Nuclear War Is Still With Us

The U.S. must re-engage with Russia to ensure the ultimate weapon doesn’t spread and is never used. Foreign Policy Strategist Andrew Marshall died on March 26 at age 97. He received the George P. Shultz Award for Distinguished Service in 2015. Image: Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz/U.S. Air Force By George P. Shultz, William J. Perry [...]

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CSIS REPORT – The Arab Gulf States and Iran: Military Spending, Modernization, and the Shifting Military Balance

Anthony H. Cordesman and Nicholas Harrington December 12, 2018 The military balance between Iran, its Arab neighbors, and the United States has been a critical military issue in the Middle East since at least the rise of Nasser in the 1950s. The risks this arms race presents in terms of a future conflict have not diminished [...]

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CSIS: Losing by “Winning”: America’s Wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria

By Anthony H. Cordesman August 13, 2018 The U.S. has now reached the point where the third Administration in a row is fighting wars where the U.S. often scores serious tactical victories and makes claims that it is moving toward some broader form of victory but cannot announce any clear strategy for actually ending any [...]

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CSIS REPORT – Terrorism: U.S. Strategy and the Trends in Its “Wars” on Terrorism

By Anthony H. Cordesman August 8, 2018   The United States has now been at war in Afghanistan for some seventeen years and been fighting another major war in Iraq for fifteen years. It has been active in Somalia far longer and has spread its operations to deal with terrorist or extremist threats in a [...]

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CSIS Report: The Inflection Point: The Middle East’s Rulers Are Facing Crisis and Playing for Keeps

By Jon B. Alterman July 12, 2018 In 1967, the Middle East was transformed. Egypt’s president, Gamal Abd al-Nasser, was mired in a pitiless war in Yemen that was draining his military and his treasury. Regardless, he led the Arabs into a swift but disastrous war, leading to Israel’s capture of the Sinai Peninsula, the Gaza [...]

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David Ben-Gurion Visited Tennessee Valley Authority Projects

Source: CIE As part of a twenty-six day visit to the United States (May 1951), Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion spends the day touring some of the projects of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).  The main purpose of the Prime Minister’s trip, the first by an Israeli premier to the United States, is the launch of “The Development [...]

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CSIS REPORT – The Iraqi Election: The Need for a New U.S. Strategy

By Anthony H. Cordesman May 31, 2018 The Iraqi election in May 2018 has highlighted the security challenges the United States now faces in Iraq and the Middle East. One key concern is the level of future U.S. confrontation with Iran. The United States faced grave uncertainties regarding Iran's influence in Iraq even when it [...]

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CSIS REPORT – Losing in Every Direction: The Arab Game of Thrones

By Anthony H. Cordesman January 30, 2018 History is never particularly merciful, especially in the case of failed leaders. One cannot help but wonder therefore, how will future generations of Arabs judge their current leaders? How will they judge their leaders’ focus on personal power and regime survival, on choosing one group of national factions [...]

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CSIS REPORT – Gulf Security: Looking Beyond the Gulf Cooperation Council

Anthony H. Cordesman December 12, 2017 The 38th summit meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was held in Kuwait on December 5, 2017. The meeting's impact can politely be described as the "sound of one hand clapping."  [link to="https://www.csis.org/analysis/gulf-security-looking-beyond-gulf-cooperation-council" width="120" pull="left" target="_blank"]Read Full Report[/link]

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