J. Dana Stuster

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J. Dana Stuster is the deputy foreign policy editor for Lawfare and a PhD student at Yale University. He worked previously as a policy analyst at the National Security Network and an assistant editor at Foreign Policy magazine.

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Saudi Journalist Disappears at Consulate in Turkey, Iraq Forms a New Government, U.S. Withdraws from Treaties after Challenges at International Court

Police believe journalist and commentator Jamal Khashoggi was killed at Saudi consulate, Iraq’s kingmakers break stalemate to vote on new prime minister and president, and the Trump administration tries to dodge complaints at the International Court of Justice.

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Iraqi Kurds Return to Polls after Independence Referendum, Iranian Missiles Target Syria, Turkey Tries to Mend Ties with Germany

Kurdistan’s divisions run deep in its first election since its failed bid for secession, Iran’s missile strike sends a message to the United States, and last year’s German-Turkish feud colors Erdogan’s visit to Berlin.

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Iran Attacked by Separatists, Nuclear Deal Takes Center Stage at United Nations, Israel and Russia Spar over Downed Plane

Iranian leaders respond to a shooting at a military parade, diplomats defend the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action at the UN General Assembly, and Russia is angry with Israel after Syria shot down a Russian plane amid Israeli airstrikes in Syria.

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A DMZ Deal for Idlib, U.S. Tones Down Plans for Confrontation with Iran at the United Nations, Saudi-Emirati Offensive in Yemen Resumes

Russia and Turkey reach an agreement to avert a crisis in Syria, the Trump administration reconsiders plans for a Trump-chaired UN Security Council session, and the offensive to retake Hodeidah is back on.

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Turkey Fails to Reach Ceasefire for Idlib, U.S. Threatens Punitive Strikes While Reinforcing Eastern Syria, Basra Protests Shake Up Iraqi Government Again

The Assad regime is bombarding one of the rebels’ last strongholds, the United States has committed to an open-ended deployment, and no one knows who Iraq’s next prime minister will be.

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Assad Regime Prepares for Idlib Offensive, U.S. Cuts Support for Palestinian Refugees, and Iraqi Factions Jockey to Form a Government

The Syrian regime is readying an assault on one of the rebels’ last enclaves, the Trump administration slashes its remaining funding to the Palestinian refugee agency, and two parliamentary coalitions battle for control of the Iraqi government.