- ReportBy Anthony H. Cordesman, Chloe Coughlin-Schulte and Bryan GoldDec 17, 2013
The interim agreement on Iran’s nuclear programs reached between the P5+1 and Iran has made this a major policy issue for the US, the other members of the P5+1, Iran, Israel, and the other states in the region.
- ReportBy Anthony H. Cordesman, Sam Khazai and Daniel DewitDec 13, 2013
Two years after the withdrawal of all US military forces from Iraq, the Iraqi military is facing major challenges as it seeks to confront a resurgence of Islamist violence.
- NewsletterDec 11, 2013
Reaching a comprehensive deal with Iran over the country’s nuclear program will be tough for President Obama. Even successful bilateral negotiations would only be the first step, because in fact, his negotiations with Iran are actually three sets of interconnected negotiations. One set is with Iran, one is with Congress, and the third is with partners in the P5+1.
- ReportBy Anthony H. Cordesman, Bryan GoldDec 9, 2013
The Burke Chair in Strategy has updated Volume II of its Gulf Military Balance series of reports. The updated report is titled Iran and The Gulf Military Balance, Volume Two: The Nuclear and Missile Dimensions. It now is available on the CSIS web site at http://csis.org/publication/iran-and-gulf-military-balance-missile-and-nuclear-dimensions
- JournalBy Shadi Hamid and Peter MandavilleDec 1, 2013
In the region more widely, it is time to change U.S. policy with the adequate imagination and ambition required of any response to the Arab uprisings. But policymakers need a strategy they can realistically implement within very palpable economic and political constraints. Here's one idea...
- JournalBy Mohsen MilaniDec 1, 2013
The longevity of the civil war has been a priceless gift to Tehran, even as it has ominously metastasized to Syria’s neighbors. How far will Iran, particularly after the election of President Hassan Rouhani, go to protect the repressive house the Assads have built, and why?
- JournalBy Jomana QaddourDec 1, 2013
Alawites surely recognize that their long-term interests do not lie with the Assad regime, but they are frightened by the precedent set by de-Ba’athification in Iraq. The opposition and international community must acknowledge four major issues to help assuage their concerns and construct a post-Assad Syrian state.
- CommentaryNov 24, 2013
One needs to be very careful about the deal the P5+1 has reached with Iran. It is still not clear that the Supreme Leader will accept it or that Iran will put it into practice. It is a preliminary agreement that must be followed up by lasting Iranian compliance, acceptance by the U.S. and other nations, and must be maintained indefinitely into the future.
- Issues & Insights Vol. 13 - No. 15 - Time for Fresh Air: Young Leaders' Responses to a World in TransitionReportBy Billy Tea & Pacific Forum CSIS Young LeadersNov 22, 2013
Missing the good old days? When there were only two large powers having a global ideological war? Recent events in Egypt, Libya, and Syria, among others, make clear that it has become harder to predict the driving force of international politics and security.
- ReportNov 18, 2013
It is all too easy to focus on energy developments in the United States and lose sight of the overall pattern of changes in world energy production and consumption. The fact is, however, that the Department of Energy does not forecast U.S. energy independence in its reference case – only a dip to 37% dependence on foreign oil by 2040.