Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Is The United States Ready For Next Generation Warfare?

Today’s politics is increasingly being defined by the resurgence of the old empires of past. China, Russia, Iran, and Turkey are steadily making inroads in defining their status as regional power brokers. Though each is facing a differing degree of economic turmoil they will continue to project embolden foreign policies relative to America’s diminishing ability […]

Retrograde Reset on Middle East Policy: Here’s Looking at You, Iran!

President Trump’s first foreign trip is turning out to be a strategic grand show of his worldview. His administration will attempt to shape Middle East policy in accordance with the Trumpian branding of winners and losers. Trump reaffirmed a strong commitment to building on the traditional alliance America has with both Saudi Arabia and Israel, […]

The Middle East Needs its Own Vienna 1814

The Middle East is currently in the beginning of a grand regional realignment, one that is sending shock waves that have permeated the post-Cold War alliance system. In order for the Middle East to stabilize, conditions must be conducive for a balance of power treaty that can bridge the divide between the Islamist driven politics […]

Vali Nasr’s The Shia Revival: The Must Read Book for Anyone Who Wants to Understand the Development of a Post-Arab Spring Order

Vali Nasr is a respected author on Middle Eastern affairs and has written numerous books on topics such as the history of Shia Islam, American foreign policy, and Islamic political institutions. He currently stands as Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. The […]