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Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Why Iran could top Biden’s Middle East agenda

Each crisis represents a major US foreign-policy challenge, but all may receive less attention from the new American administration than another pressing issue in the region: Iran’s recent nuclear advances.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Garlauskas quoted in NK News on new approach toward North Korean nuclear missiles

On January 20, 2021, Markus Garlauskas, the former US National Intelligence Officer for North Korea and nonresident senior fellow with the Asia Security Initiative, was quoted in NK News for his comments on how the incoming Biden administration should deal with North Korea’s nuclear weapons. He argued that the focus should be to prevent further […]

In the News

Arms Control East Asia

Wed, Jan 13, 2021

FAST THINKING: What we’re watching in North Korea

As Americans were preoccupied with violence at the US Capitol, officials in Pyongyang articulated their national-security strategy.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

East Asia Korea

Tue, Jan 12, 2021

Starr sits down with Rep. Barbara Lee for Outrider

In the News by Atlantic Council

Nuclear Nonproliferation

Mon, Jan 4, 2021

FAST THINKING: What’s Iran thinking?

Tehran seized a South Korean tanker while also announcing that it had begun increasing its uranium enrichment levels to 20 percent. Why?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Iran Korea

Mon, Dec 21, 2020

Can Bibi and Biden get along?

Few world leaders have been as close to Donald Trump as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has pushed policies—from suspected covert attacks against Iran to expanded settlements in the West Bank—that will likely antagonize the US president-elect.

Fast Thinking

Defense Policy Iran

Wed, Dec 16, 2020

The top ten risks and opportunities for 2021

COVID-19, the kind of “grey swan” event that is predicted but never pinpointed in time, finally came calling in 2020. Drawing on years of foresight experience at the US National Intelligence Council, we are assessing the top 10 risks and opportunities in the new year, for the US in particular, but with global implications.

New Atlanticist by Mathew Burrows, Robert A. Manning

Africa Coronavirus

Sun, Dec 13, 2020

Biden’s best chance for Mideast gains: go slow on Iran and build fast off the Abraham Accords

Imagine President-elect Biden standing before two doors that represent the Middle Eastern quandary he faces. One door is marked “Return to Obama’s Iran Nuclear Deal.” The other is labeled “Build Upon Trump’s Abraham Accords.” As it is with most of these tales, there are perils in both paths.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

Economy & Business Elections

Sat, Dec 12, 2020

Burrows and Manning in The Hill: 6 policy don’ts for Joe Biden

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Economy & Business

Wed, Dec 9, 2020

A pre-emptive strike on Iran would throw world into chaos

A strike to eliminate Iran’s nuclear facilities would be extraordinarily complex in every dimension, risky, and unlikely to guarantee that Iran will be unable to build a weapon for a lengthy period of time.

Blog Post by Harlan Ullman

Nuclear Nonproliferation Security & Defense
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