The evolution of nonstate armed actors in the Middle East
The future of US-Pakistan relations
The enduring US-Jordanian alliance
In some ways, the takeover of the Taliban makes it even more vulnerable to defections away from it to ISIS-K. [She also noted that over-the-horizon counterterrorism operations can only do so much saying,] killing a target doesn’t do anything to the ideology of the group. It doesn’t target extremism.
[Pakistan's alarm over the bill] falls into a long narrative in Pakistan of its relationship with America, where it feels that the U.S. uses it when it needs to, only to abandon it or turn against it in the aftermath.
On October 19, Bruce Riedel joins the Foreign Policy Research Institute for a discussion of his new book, “Jordan and America: An Enduring Friendship.”