January 9, 2017 | Stimson Spotlight

Editor’s note: This analysis is part of 2017 Presidential Inbox — an ongoing Stimson Center series examining the major global challenges and opportunities the Trump administration faces during its first 100 days in office.  READ MORE

January 4, 2017 | Stimson Spotlight

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October 25, 2016 | Stimson Spotlight

By Ellen Laipson:  As the battle to retake Mosul from the Islamic State proceeds, the stakes for Iraq’s neighbors vary. Although victory is still a ways off, the outcome in Mosul will more likely entrench existing regional dynamics than change them.  READ MORE

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October 20, 2016 | Commentary

A conversation with:   Ellen Laipson Distinguished Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security Atlantic Council   Michael Connell READ MORE

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This month marks the centenary of the Sykes-Picot treaty, a French-English agreement to establish areas of control and influence in the Arab lands of the Middle East after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. READ MORE

The ouster of Ahmet Davutoglu as prime minister of Turkey is an internal matter. READ MORE

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The readout from President Barack Obama’s trip last week to the Gulf reflects the ongoing strains in U.S. relations with the Gulf monarchs. Both sides share responsibility for the current state of affairs. READ MORE

In the past five days, both U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter have visited Iraq. READ MORE