Pitting Russia against Iran in Syria? Get over itBy Frederick W. Kagan
Full Story >Faced with the Syrian debacle, Trump administration officials, among others, claim that the U.S. can exploit the weakness of the growing strategic coalition between Russia and Iran, ultimately using Russia to contain Iran in Syria and throughout the Middle East.
Pushing Back on Iran: Policy Options in Yemen
Full Story >An aggressive policy against the al Houthis in Yemen risks aligning the full group with Iran and strengthening the partnership.
Critical Threats Today - February 23, 2017
Full Story >These are the major events from February 22 in Iran and for al Qaeda operations in Yemen and Africa. Please see the Iran News Roundup, the Gulf of Aden Security Review, and the weekly Threat Update for more details.