Category Archives: Iraq

Emerging Security Threats Brief

The following interview with Juan Zarate for DCFR’s Global Themes brief series offers a wealth of knowledge about security issues and counterterrorism. Through comments on diverse topics such as al-Qaeda’s metastasized activities—to how the U.S. needs to articulate a strategic … Continue reading

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Diplomat Reflects on ‘Fraught Foreign Landscape’

As Ambassador Crocker retires following a 40-year legacy of service, a New York Times article offers some captivating thoughts on U.S. foreign policy challenges. The article notes: In the years ahead, Mr. Crocker sees, if anything, an increasingly fraught foreign … Continue reading

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Iraq’s Path Forward

“This was not the Iraq the United States envisioned,” wrote Ned Parker, the Council on Foreign Relations press fellow, in his recent Foreign Affairs article. He cites that unemployment among young men hovers near 30%, allowing for easy recruitment to … Continue reading

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