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Countering Iranian Influence in Syria and Iraq: Three Possible Paths

National Security / Press Release May 14, 2018

The U.S. must remain engaged in Syria and Iraq to counter Iran’s efforts to increase its influence in the region, according to BPC’s Task Force on Managing Disorder in the Middle East.

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U.S. Policy Toward Iran: Strategic Options

National Security / Research May 14, 2018

A new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Task Force on Managing Disorder in the Middle East offers three strategic policy options for the United States to address Iran’s destabilizing regional behavior.

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U.S Policy Toward Iran: Strategic Options

National Security / May 14, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

Join us for a discussion on Iran’s influence in Syria and Iraq, and the release of a report from the Task Force on Managing Disorder in the Middle East.

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Eric Edelman & Jake Sullivan: Turkey is out of control. Time for the US to say so.

National Security / News February 13, 2018

Following Turkey’s incursion into Syria, the once unthinkable prospect of a direct clash between Turkish and American soldiers has become alarmingly real.

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BPC Task Force Recommends Four Steps to Stabilize Kirkuk Crisis

National Security / Press Release October 19, 2017

The crisis in northern Iraq risks significantly disrupting U.S. policy in the region and comes on the heels of the recent capture of Raqqa in Syria.

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Containing the Kirkuk Crisis

National Security / Research October 19, 2017

The loss of Kirkuk brought a dramatic end to the enthusiasm aroused by the Kurdistan Regional Government’s September 25 independence referendum.

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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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New Analysis: What’s Next for Turkey?

National Security / Press Release May 15, 2017

The Bipartisan Policy Center issued a new report analyzing the impact of that new political reality on Turkey and U.S. policy.

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Principles for a New U.S. Strategy in the Middle East

National Security / Research April 13, 2017

Pointing to historical patterns of U.S. foreign policy is insufficient to guide future strategy or to justify new expenditures of blood and treasure.

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New Task Force to Develop Strategy for Middle East

National Security / Press Release April 10, 2017

As a new administration grapples with how to address challenges in the Middle East, the Bipartisan Policy Center is launching a task force of former diplomats and senior foreign policy experts.

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