Journal Essay

Oil, Secession and the Future of Iraqi Federalism

Philippe Le Billon

Spring 2015, Volume XXII, Number 1

Oil wealth increases the risk of both authoritarianism and secessionist conflict.1 Iraq's 2005 federal constitution sought to address this dual ...

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Cow, Crescent and Star in Postcolonial States

Mustafa Malik, December 5, 2014

In November 2014, President Obama accepted India’s invitation to be the chief guest at its Republic Day celebrations. He will ...

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Journal Essay

Opportunities in Crisis: Iraq's Steps toward Inclusion

Joseph Scheibel

Fall 2014, Volume XXI, Number 3

The invasion of northwestern Iraq by the Sunni-extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) and the ...

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Obama’s Foreign Policy and the Future of the Middle East

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.), July 21, 2014

A while back, the United States set out to reconfigure the Middle East. The result is that the region and ...

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Hill Forum

Obama's Foreign Policy and the Future of the Middle East

, July 21, 2014

The following is an unedited transcript of the seventy-seventh in a series of Capitol Hill conferences convened by the Middle ...

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The Mental Block and the Broadside

William R. Polk, June 17, 2014

Analysis of foreign affairs problems often ends in a mental block. As we have seen in each of our recent ...

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