The next president will have to manage the fallout from this administration’s chaos.
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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At best, proxies can hope for resources and assistance from a foreign power—but they should never count on it lasting over time.
Governments that believe proxy wars will let them have their cake and eat it too should think again.
Designating Russia as a state sponsor of terror would be counterproductive, and on close consideration, reveals the limits of such designations as a tool of U.S. foreign policy.
What if the United States sought to push back on Russian influence in the region? Here are several steps to consider.
Although the enduring collapse of the Islamic State is a step forward, the Middle East’s troubles run deep, and new dangers will likely emerge or worsen.