June 7, 2018
| Anthony H. CordesmanThe election's results have cast Iraq's ability to form an effective post-ISIS government into serious doubt, along with its ability to carry our follow-up provincial and local elections in October.
May 24, 2018
| Anthony H. CordesmanIt is all too easy for Americans to focus on the North Korean nuclear missile threat, rather than the overall military balance in the Koreas and the impact that any kind of war fighting can have on the civil population of South Korea and the other states in Northeast Asia.
May 9, 2018
| Anthony H. CordesmanNone of the eight goals seem likely to be negotiable with the Iranian government. Moreover, many may not win meaningful support from European allies. As a result, they effectively give the United States and its allies a "mission impossible."
May 7, 2018
| Anthony H. CordesmanThe conflict has become a war of attrition which can drag on indefinitely, and can only be ended through some form of peace negotiation or the sudden, unexpected collapse of either Afghan government or threat forces – a transition from a war of attrition to a war of...
May 1, 2018
| Anthony H. CordesmanAt some point this year the President will almost have to either restore sanctions and end U.S. participation in the agreement or succeed in forging some kind of acceptable compromise that will place additional limits on Iran.
April 23, 2018
| Anthony H. CordesmanThe meeting between President Trump and President Macron can all too easily slip into one that either dodges the key issues that both countries need to address in dealing with Syria and Iran, or help cement the differences between the U.S. and European positions.
April 13, 2018
| Jeffrey Rathke, Donatienne RuyUnited States cooperation with Europe is essential to meeting global challenges – this is a conclusion that every U.S. administration has reached in the past 70 years. We should not take it for granted.