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May 6, 2016, 9:24 AM
Why Davutoglu’s Departure Doesn’t Matter
Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkey’s Prime Minister and the chief theoretician of neo-Ottomanism, announced that he’s stepping down as PM after less than two years in office. It has been reported that his departure is due to a rift with the...
Mar 3, 2016, 8:45 PM
4 Takeaways From the 2016 Elections in Iran
Voters and policy-makers in the West as well as the Iranian public have watched the recent legislative and Assembly of Experts elections with much anticipation. While the Reformist-Pragmatic Conservative coalition not only trumped expectations but appears to be on...
Jul 26, 2014, 11:14 PM
No Peace in Our Time?
Outgoing director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn shocked the U.S. political establishment by telling them something they already thought but would never dare say. "Is there going to be a peace in the Middle...
Jun 17, 2014, 2:39 AM
Victory is the only solution for Iraq
Power-sharing arrangements usually fail and the U.S. is best off teaming up with Iran to prevail over ISIS
Jun 3, 2014, 12:14 AM
Is the Obama Doctrine an Illusion?
Although the timing- and the substance- could not have been more different, both George W. Bush and Barack Obama choose West Point as the venue to present their eponymous doctrines. It seems no modern Presidency is complete without one....
May 13, 2014, 5:43 AM
Netanyahu and Iranian Hard-Liners Agree: “We’re Worried” (دلواپسیم)
Benjamin Netanyahu and his most hawkish supporters and Iranian hard-liners are saying the same thing about a prospective nuclear deal: “We’re Worried.” On May 3, Iranian conservatives held a conference voicing their misgivings over President Hassan Rouhani’s attempt to...
May 1, 2014, 5:10 AM
The Unipolar Moment is (Almost) Over: What’s Next?
According to the International Comparison Program at the World Bank, China will be the largest economy in the world by the end of the year. This is the first time the U.S. has ceased to be the global economic...
Apr 29, 2014, 2:40 AM
John Kerry’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Secretary of State John Kerry has an impeccable sense of (bad) timing. When he was buffeted by Swift Boat ads during his 2004 run for the Presidency, he responded by going parasailing. During the July 2013 coup in Egypt,...
Apr 27, 2014, 10:03 AM
What Hamas Can Learn from Belgium
Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) pledged that the new unity government would recognize Israel. Given the continued controversy over whether the passages in the Palestinian National Charter calling for the destruction of Israel were actually removed, it is unsurprising that...
Apr 23, 2014, 5:49 PM
Can America Make Peace in the Middle East?
Does American mediation in the Arab-Israeli dispute work? A Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the State Department’s 2015 budget turned into a bipartisan pile-on for Secretary of State John Kerry’s approach to the Middle East, John McCain characterized Kerry’s...
Dr. Albert B. Wolf is an Assistant Professor of International Relations at ADA University in Baku, Azerbaijan. He has written extensively on international security and Middle East politics.