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U.s. Policy And National Interests

Hill Forum

The Saudi-Iranian Rivalry and the Obama Doctrine

, April 12, 2016

The following is a transcript of the eighty-fourth in a series of Capitol Hill conferences convened by the Middle East ...

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Commentary

John Kerry Confronts Concerns of Arab States After Iran Nuclear Deal

David E. Sanger | New York Times, April 7, 2016

MANAMA, Bahrain — A year after he struck the outlines of a nuclear deal with Iran, Secretary of State John ...

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Speech

The End of the American Empire

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, April 2, 2016

I’m here to talk about the end of the American empire. But before I do I want to ...

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Speech

America's Persian and Arabian Wars

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.), March 4, 2016

Sometime between 460 and 450 B.C.E., Herodotus wrote The Persian Wars, his account of the Greeks' two wars with the ...

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Journal Essay

U.S. Policy in Iraq: Searching for the Reverse Gear?

Dylan O'Driscoll

Spring 2016, Volume XXIII, Number 1

On April 13, 2015, Mac Thornberry, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and chairman of the House Armed ...

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Journal Essay

The Caliphate at War: Ideology, War Fighting and State-Formation

Ahmed S. Hashim

Spring 2016, Volume XXIII, Number 1

A century and a half ago, a brilliant political philosopher wrote some profound words: Men make their own history, but ...

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