Sebastian Gorka is a deputy assistant to the president of the United States. He is also part of the Strategic Initiatives Group (SIG) headed by Stephen K. Bannon, Donald Trump's chief strategist.
U.S. Policy and National Interests
The Middle East Policy Council's 88th Capitol Hill Conference has concluded. The full video and unedited transcript are available below. The panel, held April 26, 2017, revealed how a two-state solution continues to recede into the distance as a feasible resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a trend fed by the actions and attitudes of the parties to the conflict along with the shift in the region from domination by state actors to non-state ones.
In his 2016 book The New Arab Wars: Uprisings and Anarchy in the Middle East, George Washington University political-science professor Marc Lynch notes, "This book has been painful to write" (p. 255).
This is the third of three lectures. The first spoke to shifting patterns of great power relations and their global implications. The second addressed evolving balances of power in Asia in light of China’s and India’s return to wealth and power.
Donald Trump has upended decades of bipartisan U.S. commitment to the goal of an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel. In a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Mr.
Ambassador Ronald Neumann, a member of the Middle East Policy Council board of directors, recently participated in a panel discussion on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan with Christopher D. Kolenda and Michele Flournoy at the Center for a New American Security.
The war of words between the new U.S. administration and the Iranian government escalated over the past few days, as President Donald Trump announced new sanctions on Iran’s missile program. Iranian media have condemned the U.S.
A hundred and fifty years ago, a German physicist derived the concept of “entropy” from the second law of thermodynamics. Since then, entropy has stood for the idea that everything in the universe eventually moves from order to disorder, from structure to formlessness, and from predictabili
The executive order issued by President Donald Trump barring entry into the United States by nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries—Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen—has drawn sharp reactions from around the region.