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From Rhetoric to Action

Hanin Ghaddar* In the past week, Washington stepped up its rhetoric against Iran and Hezbollah on a number of levels, …

Making Jihad Pay

by Aisha Ahmad Nestled between Mount Lebanon to the west and the Anti-Lebanon Mountains to the east, the lush green …

The Price of Sustaining Assad

by Hanin Ghaddar* Based on statements by several senior administration officials, the U.S’ priority is now defeating ISIS. Although its …

How ISIS Is Transforming

by Colin P. Clarke A little more than three years after ISIS stormed onto the world stage by violently capturing …

Mr. Trump’s Afghan Plan

by Dennis Ross* President Trump has decided on his strategy for Afghanistan. Following a review, which the president admitted led …

Europe’s “Migrant Hunters”

by Jérôme Tubiana The checkpoint on the way out of the Saharan town of Agadez in Niger is nothing more …

Why the U.S. Needs Its Envoys

by Arsalan Suleman Over the past few months, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has undertaken a radical shakeup of …