Middle East Policies

Research paper

Jaysh al-Tariqa al-Naqshbandia (JRTN) is a large and prominent Sufi insurgent group in Iraq. JRTN is named after the Naqshbandi Sufi movement, which was founded in 1389 by Baha al-din Naqshband.

Opinion Articles

Syrian President Bashar Assad winning the Syrian civil war is akin to dying of a heart attack, but a Syrian opposition victory is the equivalent of dying from cancer.

Opinion Articles

The popular conception of the Middle East is one of a region divided along sectarian lines pitting Sunni against Shiite, but another simultaneous struggle is underway among predominantly Sunni powers.

Opinion Articles

Obama’s approach is praiseworthy for three reasons. First, it combines force and diplomacy. Second, it attaches careful conditions to the type and scope of American military action.