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Oligarchs from Alfa Group Should be Asked Critical Questions at the Atlantic Council Dinner

Last week we—Russian and US experts and activists—learned that an off-the-record roundtable dinner with Mikhail Fridman and Petr Aven, principals Läs mer

Pompeo’s ‘Plan B’ on Iran: Accurate Diagnosis, Inadequate Cure

In an audacious speech before the Heritage Foundation on May 21, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo outlined a litany Läs mer

Can the European Union’s Sanctions Blocking Regulation Save the Iran Nuclear Deal?

The European Union (UN) on May 18 announced that it was beginning the process to activate its proposed blocking regulation, Läs mer

Muqtada al-Sadr: From US Foe to Iraqi Kingmaker

The checkered and turbulent past of the man best poised to take on the role of “kingmaker” in Iraq may Läs mer

Italy May Soon Be Led by an Anti-EU, Pro-Putin Coalition

Italy’s populist Five Star Movement and the League have finalized a coalition agreement that challenges the consensus of the European Läs mer

Venezuela’s Sham Election

Nicolás Maduro is expected to be re-elected president of Venezuela on May 20 in an election that most experts agree Läs mer

US Sanctions’ Global Impact - A Case Study of RUSAL’s Supply Chain

US Sanctions’ Global Impact – A Case Study of RUSAL’s Supply Chain
On April 6, 2018, the Trump Administration imposed stiff Läs mer

Cause to Celebrate Democracy in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia does not often get the attention it warrants in Washington, but a cluster of events this month deserve Läs mer

Has The United States Jeopardized Its Prospects For ‘The Ultimate Deal’ In The Middle East?

Early in his presidency, Donald J. Trump set out to achieve “the ultimate deal”: Israeli-Palestinian peace. The US president <a target="_blank" Läs mer