Time for an Anwar Sadat moment in the Middle East

In The National Interest, AHS speaker Michael Rubin explains how history could be a guide to solving the conflict between Hamas and Israel:

"If to a hammer, everything looks like a nail, then to the State Department, every crisis looks like an opportunity for a diplomatic process. Sometimes, however, doing nothing can be the best strategy."



A Nuclear Deal with Iran: The Proliferation Challenge

In The National Interest, AHS speaker Matthew Kroenig discusses the risks of nuclear proliferation:

"A comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran could help solve what President Barack Obama has called 'one of the leading security challenges of our time.'"




The Shi'ites of the Middle East: An Iranian fifth column?

AHS speaker and AEI resident scholar Michael Rubin has co-authored a booklet highlighting the diversity of Shi’ite communities in the Middle East and efforts by each to resist Iranian political and religious domination:

"As sectarian violence rages in Iraq and Syria and simmers across the broader region, the role of the Middle East’s diverse Shi’ite communities has become increasingly important for regional stability."




In Tibet to Stay

In The Weekly Standard, AHS adviser Max Book discusses China's "spiffy police state":

"The Chinese have killed hundreds of thousands of Tibetans and inflicted upon them oppression that has been described as cultural genocide."



Islamic State vs. Syrian Kurds

In Commentary Magazine, AHS speaker Michael Rubin analyzes the State Department's stance on the Syrian Kurds:

"The U.S. position is both strategic and moral malpractice."





Get Tough with Tehran

 In the Brookings Institution's Iran at Saban blog, AHS speaker Michael Doran explains why the time has come to halt the American retreat from the Middle East:

"The very existence of the op-ed by Crocker, Luers, and Pickering is Exhibit "A" for the case against their own argument."



Sequestration-lite Is Slowly Undermining US Forces

In the Jewish Policy Center's inFocus Quarterly, AHS speaker Mackenzie Eaglen explains why no federal entity has been hit harder by sequestration than the U.S. military:

"Sequestration is a term only Washington could love. What it translates into are automatic budget cuts because politicians could not agree on how to make more sensible and bipartisan ones."



@ISIS Is #Winning

In Foreign Policy, AHS speaker Kori Schake explains why a barbaric medieval caliphate is so much better at social media than Washington:
"As the United States was busy playing its World Cup round-of-sixteen game, IS tweeted a picture of a decapitated head with the caption that it was the Islamic State's ball."

The New Middle East War

In Mosaic, AHS speaker Michael Doran questions whose side the U.S. is on in the new Middle East war:

"There are suggestions that President Obama’s neglect of Iraq has been at least as harmful as was the interventionism of his predecessor, if not more so."



Afghans Need to Demonstrate Readiness for Democracy

In The Daily Signal, AHS speaker Lisa Curtis assesses the June elections in Afghanistan which have led to a full-blown political crisis:

"If Afghans can’t achieve a peaceful resolution, they risk losing international support and aid and seeing their country devolve into an ethnic-based civil war."