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Thu, Jan 9, 2020

Prisoner exchange lifts the veil on Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine

Moscow's insistence on the inclusion of figures with no apparent relationship to the conflict in eastern Ukraine during a recent prisoner exchange has exposed the nationwide scale of Russia's hybrid hostilities against Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Adrian Karatnycky

Conflict Non-Traditional Threats

Mon, Jan 6, 2020

Twenty-eight years ago Hezbollah’s leader was assassinated, and Israel paid a price

Soleimani's death brings to mind memories of an earlier aerial assassination in south Lebanon during February 1992. The aftermath of that deadly attack twenty-eight years ago may provide pointers for what might unfold in the wake of Soleimani’s violent death—and possibly remind us of the risk of unintended consequences.

IranSource by Nicholas Blanford

Iran Middle East

Fri, Jan 3, 2020

Blanford quoted in the Washington post on Hezbollah’s relationship with Iran

In the News by Atlantic Council

Iran Middle East

Fri, Jan 3, 2020

Soleimani killing threatens to break open US-Iranian conflict

The assassination of a top Iranian military official in Iraq on January 2 is the most dramatic step yet in the ongoing escalation between the United States and Iran in the Middle East.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Conflict Iran

Mon, Dec 16, 2019

War Words: A stage play about men and women who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan

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Afghanistan Conflict

Mon, Dec 16, 2019

Hudson quoted in The Hill on Sudan’s bid for US sanction relief

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Politics & Diplomacy

Sat, Dec 14, 2019

Ahmad in The Hill: America’s ‘catastrophic success’ in Afghanistan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Crisis Management

Fri, Dec 6, 2019

Détente in the Gulf?

The National Security Council’s policy process aimed at designating the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization may accidentally contribute to a resolution of the Gulf rift.

New Atlanticist by Kirsten Fontenrose

Politics & Diplomacy Terrorism

Fri, Nov 8, 2019

The death of Baghdadi: How ISIS used al-Qaeda’s mistakes to grow a caliphate

Optimistic predictions about the end of the Islamic State (ISIS) surged in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s October 27 press conference announcing the death of the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but prove misguided in the long term. The threat posed by ISIS remains high, particularly outside the para-state’s previously held territories in […]

SyriaSource by Amanda E. Rogers

Extremism Iraq

Fri, Nov 1, 2019

Daragahi joins Turkey’s TRT World to discuss how Baghdadi’s death changes the fight against terrorism

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Extremism