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Lebanon Continues to Muddle Through

David Schenker

Washington's efforts to increase security assistance are helpful, but Lebanon will remain a priority target for ISIS and other Sunni terrorist groups so long as Hezbollah continues fighting for the Assad regime in Syria.

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The State of al-Qaeda

Aaron Y. Zelin

The wider network appears to have moved on somewhat from Zawahiri and the central leadership, hoping to carry the banner against ISIS while continuing the fight against its local and global enemies.

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Libya's Civil War:
Rebuilding the Country from the Ground Up

Andrew Engel

The revolution that toppled the regime of Muammar al-Qadhafi has brought Libya the exact opposite of stability. Since November 2014 alone, almost a half-million Libyans have been displaced, some for the fourth or fifth time. The Islamic State has recently entered the country, intensifying the climate of violent extremism. A top...

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Has the PA Already Collapsed?

Ghaith al-Omari

The Palestinian Authority may have avoided an immediate, devastating crisis following Israel's recent decision to resume the transfer of tax revenues, but the failure of the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, and the unwillingness of the PA to exercise representative good governance, have created a dynamic that will continue to erode...

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Nuclear Iran: A Glossary

Simon Henderson and Olli Heinonen

As talks between the P5+1 and Iran intensify, The Washington Institute and Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center have copublished a completely revised and updated version of Nuclear Iran: A Glossary. Originally published in August 2012 and updated once already in May 2013, this interactive glossary has established itself as a...

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In Focus: Understanding the Framework Nuclear Agreement with Iran

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Nuclear Iran: A Glossary

Simon Henderson and Olli Heinonen

As talks between the P5+1 and Iran intensify, The Washington Institute and Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center have copublished a completely revised and updated version of Nuclear Iran: A Glossary. Originally published in August 2012 and updated once already in May 2013, this interactive glossary has established itself as a...


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Deal or No, Iran Will Remain a Nuclear Threat

Dennis Ross

Rather than questioning the motivations of skeptics, the Obama administration should demonstrate that it has compelling answers to their concerns about a nuclear deal's potential vulnerabilities, including on breakout time, verification, and response to violations.