- Jun 29, 2015
June 9th, 2015 marked one year since Iraq’s second largest city fell to ISIS. Since the fall of Mosul, ISIS has suffered losses at the hands of coalition air power, Iraqi Security Forces, Peshmerga, and Shia militias. Despite this, ISIS has made worrisome gains in both Syria and Iraq, most recently by seizing Ramadi and expanding in Syria.
- Jun 18, 2015
Fran Townsend, former Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Adviser to President George W. Bush discusses terrorism and fighting the spread of ISIS with Smart Women, Smart Power moderator Nina Easton.
- May 12, 2015
In January 2014 the CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program launched the Eurasia Initiative. The first fruits of this project include a series of reports on Central Asia in a Reconnecting Eurasia. The decision to initiate these activities with Central Asia stemmed from a concern that the drawdown of U.S. and allied troops from Afghanistan would augur declining U.S. interest. For U.S.
- May 8, 2015
Jon B. Alterman,
Senior Vice President, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy,
and Director, Middle East Program,
- May 4, 2015
Join Dr. Abdullah Toukan for an analysis of the current and future threats that Arab Gulf countries will be facing in the proliferation of ballistic missiles and the strategic partnership with the United States in Ballistic Missile Defense.
- Apr 16, 2015
The economies of Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are diverging due to the relative power of their elected institutions, Michael Herb argues in his new book, The Wages of Oil: Parliaments and Economic Development in Kuwait and the UAE. Herb spoke at a CSIS Gulf Roundtable entitled “Oil, Parliaments, and the Future of the Gulf” on April 16, 2015.
- Apr 16, 2015
Looking Forward: A Holistic Strategy for Iraq
H.E. Dr. Haider Al-Abadi
Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq