Publications

Jimmy Carter in Africa: Race and the Cold War

Feb 11, 2016
Jimmy Carter faced two major tests in Africa during his presidency. Both presented racial tension, Cold War competition, and issues of domestic politics, personal loyalty, and decision-making style. Nancy Mitchell’s Jimmy Carter in Africa tells the story of those challenges, how Carter steered his way through them, and what they tell us about US politics in that challenging period.

From Stalemate to Checkmate: What the Siege of Aleppo Means for Turkey

Feb 09, 2016
The siege of Aleppo has left Turkey with some hard choices: accepting the resumption of regime control over its common border with Syria or embracing the Kurds as partners.

Syria's 1956 Request for Soviet Military Intervention

Feb 02, 2016
Providing historical context behind Russia’s involvement in the ongoing conflict in Syria, Yair Even introduces a little known but important request from Syria for Soviet military intervention in 1956.

Is America Losing the Kurds?

Feb 01, 2016
The U.S. policy of compartmentalizing Syrian and Turkish Kurds is not sustainable. Washington needs to use its leverage over the Kurds and Turkey alike to bring them back to the negotiating table. Continued conflict between Turkey and the Kurds risks deepening chaos in the Levant.

Chapter 10 Update: Iraq, Iran and the Gulf Region

Jan 28, 2016
This is an update to Chapter 10 of the book "Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition."

Chapter 15 Update: North America

Jan 28, 2016
This is an update to Chapter 15 of the book "Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition."

Chapter 19 Update: Governance, Transparency and Sustainable Development

Jan 28, 2016
This is an update to Chapter 19 of the book "Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition."

Egypt: A Country Awaits a Revolution

Jan 26, 2016
The enduring challenges the Egyptian regime has encountered are likely to pave the way for another revolutionary wave, whose instruments and ultimate goals may well exceed those of the revolution of January 25, 2011.

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