No New Nuclear Concessions

In the Washington Post, AHS speaker Michael Singh suggests that the U.S. ought to negotiate as ruthlessly with Iran as it does with itself:

"Obama’s veto threat creates a conundrum for Congress, because it risks undercutting the very pressure that lawmakers are trying to increase." 



How Not to Squander Hard-Won Gains in Afghanistan

In the Wall Street Journal, AHS speaker Michael O'Hanlon explains why in Afghanistan, the woes are well-known, but the strengths are too often forgotten:

"As President Obama prepares to pull all U.S. combat forces from Afghanistan by the end of next year, the recent news coverage of America’s longest war is depressingly violent and familiar." 



Crime and Punishment in Jordan

In Foreign Affairs, AHS speaker David Schenker discusses the killing of Moath al-Kasasbeh and the future of the war against ISIS:

"Some secular Jordanians worried that the kingdom’s role in the air war would provoke ISIS retaliation. Still others—such as the prominent columnist Lamis Andoni—contended that Jordan had been blackmailed by the United States, the kingdom’s leading donor, into participating. The campaign, she wrote on December 30, represented a “complete subordination to Washington’s policies and wishes.” 



The Roots of ‘Crazy’ in the Middle East

In Commentary Magazine, AHS speaker Michael Rubin unearths the roots of crazy in the Middle East:

"When it comes to bizarre and buffoonish behavior among leaders in the world, Kim Jong-un might be the leader of the pack, but the talent is deep in Middle East: Muammar Gaddafi would rant and rave." 



Obama's Foreign Policies Have Failed

In the Providence Journal, AHS speaker James Jay Carafano discusses President Obama's foreign policy failure:

"Today, the only foreign-policy initiatives the president can cite as “progress” are dubious at best. Engaging with dictatorial, human-rights-abusing regimes like Cuba and Iran is a sad spectacle for the world’s leading democracy — one that many look to as a beacon of freedom." 





A Deal With the Devil?

In Foreign Affairs, AHS speaker Michael Singh explains why Washington should not pin its hopes on Rouhani"

"Both views, however, miss the larger drama. There is indeed a fundamental divide within the Iranian regime—with Rouhani leading one side—but it has less to do with Iran’s nuclear program or regional strategy than with the more basic question of how best to preserve the regime itself."


The Middle East’s Next Nuclear Power?

.In Politico Magazine, AHS speaker David Schenker discusses why Western attention has been focusing on Jordan:

"Wednesday’s news that the Kingdom was prepared to trade a terrorist involved in the worst terrorist attack in Jordanian history to free one of its pilots captured by ISIL after his F-16 crashed in December, represents a new chapter in Jordan’s perpetual struggle against the militants on its borders."