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Are the U.S. and Russia Now on the Same Page About Syria?

Sep 18, 2015
"The issue with engaging Mr. Putin on Syria is not that the U.S. looks weak-–of course it does-–because Moscow has acted and Washington has not reacted. Far more concerning is that Mr. Putin appears to know what he wants: to prop up Mr. Assad, oppose the U.S., and pick up propaganda points abroad," writes Aaron David Miller.

Iran’s Nuclear Chess: An Analysis and Discussion of the Agreement

Sep 18, 2015
Nonproliferation expert Robert Litwak provided an insightful analysis of the nuclear agreement between the P5+1 and Iran during a discussion with David Sanger, The New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent and former Public Policy Scholar the Wilson Center.

Pakistani Taliban: Down But Not Out

Sep 18, 2015
"In short, the Pakistani Taliban is down but not out. It enjoys close ties to powerful al Qaeda-linked militant groups in the region, and it retains the ability to recruit fighters to join those based in the Pakistani tribal belt, elsewhere in Pakistan, and in Afghanistan," writes Michael Kugelman.

GOVERNING THE ARCTIC: Finding Consensus in a Region of Increasing Interest

Sep 17, 2015
David Biette spoke with the Yale Journal of International Affairs in April 2015 about the wide-ranging set of issues facing the region, including security posturing, new frontiers in international law, and environmental considerations.

The Petrobras Scandal: Year in Review 2015

Sep 17, 2015
Director Paulo Sotero discusses the ongoing corruption scandal involving Petrobras.