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Wed, Aug 4, 2021

Reality Check #9: Ensure US security sector assistance serves US interests and values

The core assumptions underpinning US policy in the Middle East—ensuring oil flows, maintaining Israel’s security, preventing the rise of a dominant hegemon, and countering terrorism—have been upended by new realities.

Reality Check by Aude Darnal, Evan Cooper

Africa Conflict

Mon, Jul 26, 2021

FAST THINKING: Is the Iraq War over… again?

As the US military formally transitions to an advisory role with Iraqi forces, what’s next for the fights against ISIS and Iran-backed militias? Will anything really change? Our Iraq experts weigh in.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Conflict Defense Policy

Wed, Jul 14, 2021

FAST THINKING: The geopolitics of Iran’s kidnapping plot

How should the United States respond to a kidnapping plot on American soil? And what do the revelations mean for sensitive nuclear negotiations with Tehran? Our Iran experts are on the case.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Human Rights Iran

Fri, Jul 9, 2021

Atlantic Council mentioned in DefenseOne on an interview at the Council with Kevin Baron

In the News

Arms Control Conflict

Mon, Jun 28, 2021

FAST THINKING: What Biden’s airstrikes left behind

What does this mean for the future of drone warfare and the US military presence in Iraq? Our experts sort through the fallout.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Conflict Iran

Thu, Jun 24, 2021

Preble in Responsible Statecraft: Time to bring all U.S. troops home from the Middle East

On June 24, Christopher Preble’s “Demolishing tired assumptions about the US military posture” was featured in Responsible Statecraft’s symposium on withdrawing US troops from the Middle East. “Today, those who believe that ensuring the flow of Middle Eastern oil is a vital U.S. interest are prepared to expend considerable resources — and risk the lives […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy English

Thu, Jun 24, 2021

Reality Check #8: Rethinking US military policy in the Greater Middle East

The core assumptions underpinning US policy in the Middle East—ensuring oil flows, maintaining Israel’s security, preventing the rise of a dominant hegemon, and countering terrorism—have been upended by new realities.

Reality Check by Robert A. Manning, Christopher Preble

Conflict Defense Policy

Fri, Jun 18, 2021

Sales quoted in the Washington Times on the dangers of terrorist groups potentially controlling new territories in Afghanistan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Middle East

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Warrick in DefenseOne: “The Domestic Counterterrorism Strategy Is a Good Start—But Needs More”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Extremism Security & Defense

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Sales quoted in Le Point on Hezbollah and France

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Extremism