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Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 74
Bulletins - May 29, 2008

Financial pressure, European style; Iran's Baha'i under fire; Securing Syria; Larijani rising

Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 73
Bulletins - May 16, 2008
To export, or not to export?; Not so quiet on the economic front
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 72
Bulletins - April 23, 2008

Iran and al-Qaeda; the ties that bind; A helping hand for Palestinian militants; Rewriting history in Tehran; Iran's take on the news

Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 71
Bulletins - April 14, 2008

More nuclear progress in Tehran...; ...and greater economic generosity abroad; A new phase in the war on media; Tehran's newest counterterrorism partner

Bad Timing In Basra
Articles - April 8, 2008

What a difference eight months makes. Last September, General David Petraeus was essentially branded a liar for reporting to Congress that the situation in Iraq was improving markedly, that the so-called “surge” strategy was achieving its intended aims. Today, the general returns with more good news: violence in the country down 75 percent; Sunni sheiks cooperating with the government and Coalition (the “Anbar awakening”); and al-Qaeda in Iraq severely weakened and on the run. Unfortunately, General Petraeus will no doubt have to contend with a barrage of questions about the recent weeks’ fighting in Basra and Baghdad.

South Asia Security Monitor - No 211
Bulletins - March 28, 2008

Malay election highlights ethnic tensions;
Thailand's simmering south

Eurasia Security Watch - No. 173
Bulletins - March 25, 2008

Brotherhood cries foul in upcoming elections; The softer side of Erdogan; A monster is freed in Jordon; The PKK mafia; Liberal "apostates" under fire in Saudi Arabia

Eurasia Security Watch - No. 172
Bulletins - March 19, 2008

Opening the petroleum floodgates; A fading legacy in Central Asia; Dissension in the Islamist ranks; Al-Qaeda's Palestinian foothold

South Asia Security Monitor - No. 210
Bulletins - March 14, 2008

The LTTE's marriages of convenience;
Nuclear dreams in Jakarta 

South Asia Security Monitor - No. 209
Bulletins - February 20, 2008

Philippine militants unite;
Neo-Taliban, public enemy #1 

Iran Strategy Brief No. 3: The Case For Economic Warfare
Policy Papers - January 30, 2008

What can the United States do about Iran? Today that question, fueled by growing international concern over the Islamic Republic’s persistent nuclear ambitions, has emerged at the forefront of the American strategic debate.

In this calculus, economic measures have received comparatively short shrift. This is because conventional wisdom has it that the United States possesses little leverage that it can bring to bear in order to deter and contain Iran’s nuclear ambitions. In this case, however, the conventional wisdom is wrong; the United States has a considerable number of economic tools at its disposal, despite its lack of trade relations with the Islamic Republic.

Eurasia Security Watch - No. 166
Bulletins - January 4, 2008

A shake-up in Hezbollah's leadership; Najaf rising; Farouq Shaara's faux paus; Surprising sentiments in Saudi Arabia

Eurasia Security Watch - No. 165
Bulletins - December 20, 2007

Courting al-Qaeda; A new approach to the PPK; al-Qaeda's eye on the Gulf; Back to school for Sadr; Hamas digs in...

The National Intelligence Guesstimate
Articles - December 6, 2007

In recent weeks, the White House appeared to be gaining serious ground in its efforts to cobble together an international consensus to confront Iran. Today, however, Administration officials are desperately trying to put the pieces of their Iran policy back together. The culprit is the intelligence community's new National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), which asserts that the Iranian regime currently is not in the business of making nuclear weapons.

Eurasia Security Watch - No. 163
Bulletins - December 3, 2007

Hezbollah's swelling coffers; Saudis and Libyans fuel Iraqi jihad; A change of heart in prison; The struggle over Kirkuk's oil; Moscow gets a dose of its own medicine...

Eurasia Security Watch - No. 162
Bulletins - November 26, 2007

Hamas' fractured future; Planning for conflict in the Gulf; Jordan's Muslim opposition loses ground; Guarding the Kingdom's oil...

Eurasia Security Watch - No. 161
Bulletins - October 30, 2007

Second thoughts in Gaza; New interest in nuclear power; A warning from Hezbollah; The Kazakh navy comes of age...

Flawed Federalism
Articles - October 19, 2007

Timing, the old saying goes, is everything. Just ask Sen. Joseph Biden, Delaware Democrat. For years, he has been sounding the bell about the need to devolve Iraq into its constituent parts: one Kurdish, one Sunni and one Shi'ite. And for years, his suggestions about Iraqi "federalism" have fallen on deaf ears. But now, in the wake of Gen. David Petraeus' long-awaited September report on the "surge," Mr. Biden's idea for the former Ba'athist state is suddenly getting some traction.

Iran, The Rainmaker
Articles - October 1, 2007

Ever since its start six years ago, the United States has been waging the War on Terror chiefly on the Sunni side of the religious divide within Islam. The principal targets have been Al-Qaeda and its affiliates. As recently as September 2006, the White House’s counter-terrorism strategy was still focused overwhelmingly on the Bin Laden network and its offshoots, which were seen as the vanguard of “a transnational movement of extremist organizations, networks, and individuals” threatening the United States. By contrast, the vision articulated by the president in his 2007 State of the Union Address is substantially broader. It encompasses not only Sunni extremists, but their Shi‘a counterparts as well. And, for the first time, it clearly and unambiguously identifies not just “terrorism” but a specific state sponsor — the Islamic Republic of Iran — as a threat to U.S. interests and objectives in the greater Middle East.

South Asia Security Monitor - No. 198
Bulletins - September 18, 2007

A new Asian security bloc takes shape;
Indonesia's clerics versus nuclear energy