Wed, Sep 30, 2020

US policies fail to undermine Tehran’s goal of reordering the regional power structure

Iran’s overarching goal is to fundamentally reorder the prevailing power structure in the region and achieve absolute security in doing so. To achieve this goal, Iran uses its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps – Quds Force (IRGC-QF) to establish and then nurture pro-Iranian armed factions, turning them into political movements that can influence policy outcomes in […]

IranSource by Kenneth Katzman

Iran Middle East

Tue, Sep 29, 2020

Qaddour quoted in Foreign Policy on Syrian Americans and a possible Biden administration

In the News

Elections Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Sep 29, 2020

Azodi in the National Interest: Israel’s Entry Into The Persian Gulf Won’t Bring Middle East Peace

In the News

Iran Middle East

Tue, Sep 29, 2020

Making sense of foreign interference claims on the eve of the 2020 US election

The DFRLab launches an interactive, open-source database that captures allegations of foreign interference relevant to the 2020 election. It assesses the credibility, objectivity, evidence, transparency, and impact of each claim.

Elections 2020 by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Disinformation Elections

Tue, Sep 29, 2020

Does the United States need an embassy in Baghdad?

Iraq remains a country of great importance to the United States and it would be foolish to deprive Washington of a tool for assessing and hopefully influencing conditions in Iraq.

MENASource by David Mack

Iraq Middle East

Tue, Sep 29, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: Middle East

In every US presidential election since the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Middle East and North Africa has been a top foreign policy issue. The 2020 presidential election is no different.

Elections 2020 by Middle East Programs

Conflict Crisis Management

Mon, Sep 28, 2020

EU-Ukraine tensions mount ahead of annual summit

The EU-Ukraine Summit in Brussels on October 6 is likely to be dominated by concerns that President Zelenskyy is no longer committed to maintaining Ukraine's post-2014 path towards Euro-Atlantic integration.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Mon, Sep 28, 2020

Pompeo’s trip highlights strong US-Greece relationship

Rather than being simply an effort to mediate among the parties in the Eastern Med, Pompeo’s trip has focused on the bilateral US-Greece relationship, on a strategic as well as a personal level

New Atlanticist by Katerina Sokou

Energy & Environment Greece

Sun, Sep 27, 2020

Election poses historic test for what Reagan called the US ‘miracle’

One can hardly imagine a more important year for the American democratic process to run smoothly, with China leading an authoritarian swing as its economy emerges first from Covid-19′s economic and social hit.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

China Elections

Sat, Sep 26, 2020

Lukashenka’s rapid decline is giving Putin nightmares

Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka's worsening predicament is setting off alarm bells in the Kremlin, where events in neighboring Belarus are viewed as a possible blueprint for future unrest inside Russia itself.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Belarus Democratic Transitions


Mon, Oct 5, 2020

US-Brazil commercial relations: A deep dive into state-level economic engagement

ONLINE EVENT - As the United States and Brazil continue negotiations toward a chapter-specific trade agreement, Brazil’s commercial relations with key US states, like Texas, will be directly impacted in the event of a deal.


Mon, Oct 5, 2020

Report launch | Lubyanka federation: How the FSB determines the politics and economics of Russia

ONLINE EVENT - How did the Soviet Union's cutthroat KGB shape a new generation of kleptocrats setting the agenda in Russia? Newly released in English, "Lubyanka federation" offers an unmatched look behind the curtain of the Kremlin.


Wed, Sep 30, 2020

A conversation with Mayor Pete Buttigieg

AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT - Mayor Pete Buttigieg discusses the future of US leadership, reigniting support for American engagement and diversity in foreign policy.