Even if Iran’s government survives the current round of protests, make no mistake: The Islamic Republic is weak.
Daniel Byman is foreign policy editor of Lawfare. He is a senior fellow at the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, where he focuses on counterterrorism and Middle East security. He is also a professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.
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A review of 2017’s counterterrorism policy successes and failures.
Many thought the splitting of al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra, was a public relations move, but recent revelation suggest it was an acrimonious divorce.
The State Department’s list of official state sponsors of terrorism is flawed and with the Trump administration’s recent decision to designate North Korea as a state sponsor of terror, it is time to critically analyze the purpose and process behind the designation.
Announcing a new working group on technology and terrorism.
The United States is falling short on its obligations to friends in the region.
The loss of Raqqa is a blow to the Islamic State, and hard times are ahead for the group. But expect it to try to continue exploiting instability in the region and working to inspire or direct attacks abroad.