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Iran’s IRGC in U.S. Sanctions Spotlight

Jessica Michek / Blog October 26, 2017

When President Trump recently outlined his administration’s approach to Iran, he called for addressing “the full range of Iran’s destructive actions” beyond just the nuclear issue. The first step was calling on Treasury to further sanction the entire Islamic Revolutionary…

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Trump Speech in Riyadh Suggests Similar Approach to His Predecessors

Blaise Misztal / Blog May 22, 2017

Although Trump laid out his administration’s major strategic objectives in the Middle East the speech provoked many questions about how it will pursue those goals.

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9/11 Commission Chairs Issue Statement on Release of 28 Pages

National Security / Press Release July 15, 2016

Although the commission expressed concerns about multiple individuals, only one employee of the Saudi government was implicated in the plot investigation.

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Turkey Charting Unexpected Course on Iran-Saudi Conflict

Nicholas Danforth / Blog January 21, 2016

Turkey appears to be making a greater effort to stay neutral and avoid antagonizing its neighbors than it has in the recent past.

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Recent Iran Moves Feed Polarized Views

National Security / Press Release January 19, 2016

Recent moves by Iran offer something for supporters and detractors of the nuclear deal which started being implemented this past weekend.

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After Iran Vote, Time For Action

National Security / Press Release September 15, 2015

BPC estimates that after 15 years, Iran will be able to sprint to a nuclear weapon in as little as three weeks. But it does buy time.

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In the Fight Against ISIS, Who Are Jaish al-Fatah?

National Security / Blog August 13, 2015

With the United States and Turkey ruling out putting boots on the ground in Syria, who are the effective players and are they viable partners in the fight against ISIS?

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The Iran Deal and the Prospects for American Crude Oil Exports

Energy / Blog July 23, 2015

If negotiators are now prepared to allow for greater exports of Iranian energy resources, should the self-imposed ban on American crude oil remain in place?

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Turkey: An Increasingly Undependable Ally

National Security / Research April 23, 2015

As the United States deals with an unraveling Middle East, Turkey is largely absent, at best, or directly undermining U.S. interests, at worst.

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US defends strategy in Yemen and Iraq but diplomats admit: it’s a mess

National Security / News March 26, 2015

Intervention in Yemen, where Houthi rebels were attacked with the backing of Washington, appears at odds with support for pro-Iranian forces in Iraq.

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