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Is a Ground Invasion Next in Gaza?

Jul 10, 2014
Director Jane Harman joins NBC News’ Martin Fletcher on Morning Joe to discuss the latest crisis in Israel and Gaza, as Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu puts further pressure on militants.

How to Keep ISIS Terror from U.S. Shores

Jul 01, 2014
"Iraq was never the U.S.'s to win. That point -- along with lowered expectations and focused goals -- must be the basis of any new approach to the region," writes Aaron David Miller.

Iraq Needs to Stop Trying to Make 'Inclusive' Happen

Jul 01, 2014
“Overcoming sectarian divisions won’t solve Iraq’s crisis. Embracing them will,” writes Marina Ottaway.

The Injustice in Egypt’s Courts

Jun 24, 2014
“Showing utter disregard for basic rights is no way for Cairo to prove its claim of transitioning back to democratic rule—or convincing the outside world that Egypt is a safe place to travel or to invest,” writes Robin Wright.
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Can the U.S. Rally Middle Eastern Countries to Halt Iraq Violence?

Jun 23, 2014
Wilson Center Scholar Robin Wright, David Ignatius, Tavis Smiley and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson discuss Secretary of State John Kerry's trip to push the Middle East to address the instability in Iraq.

Iraq’s House of Cards: The Primary Mission

Jun 23, 2014
"The primary American mission is to help rebuild the house of cards that is the Iraqi government—a political challenge almost as daunting as devising a strategy to beat back the alienated Sunni (and other) forces in the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)," writes Robin Wright.

Don't Let ISIS Distract from al Qaeda Threat

Jun 23, 2014
"Even as we work to stabilize the region, we absolutely must keep in mind the end game. For al Qaeda and the rest of the transnational jihadist movement, the brass ring remains a major attack on Western soil," writes Jane Harman.
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Iraqi-U.S. Relations Amidst Militants

Jun 18, 2014
Jane Harman discusses possible U.S. response to militants advances in Iraq on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace.

Who Lost Iraq?

Jun 18, 2014
"We didn't sign up for nation-building, kept denying that's what we wanted to do, and in the end stopped trying," writes Aaron David Miller.

A Third Iraq War?

Jun 18, 2014
"Given its deepening sectarian and ethnic divisions—and the absence of a cohesive or effective military—the modern Iraqi state may not hold," writes Robin Wright.

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