Jihadist Threats to the Homeland
“Can We Stop Homegrown Terrorists?” Peter Bergen — The Wall Street Journal, January 22, 2016

“Al Qaeda and ISIS: Existential Threats to the U.S. and Europe” F. W. Kagan, K. Kagan, J. Cafarella, H. Gambhir, and K. Zimmerman — Institute for the Study of War, January 2016

“The Country Club Jihad: A Study of North American Radicalization” Alex Reese — The Small Wars Journal, January 24, 2016

“The Islamic State’s Obsession with al Qaeda and the Taliban” Thomas Joscelyn — The Long War Journal, January 20, 2016

Middle East in Crisis
“Israel-Palestine: The Other Crisis” Jon B. Alterman — CSIS, January 20, 2016

“What’s Next for the Syrian Regime?” Khaled Atallah — Al-Monitor, January 21, 2016

“From the First Gulf War to Islamic State: How America was Seduced by the ‘Easy War'” Sebastian J. Bae — War on the Rocks, January 22, 2016

U.S.-Iran Relations
“3 Steps to Ensure U.S.-Iran Dialogue Continues under Future Administrations” Trita Parsi and Tyler Cullis — NIAC, January 20, 2016

“Can Iran Stay Anti-American?” Payam Mohseni — The National Interest, January 22, 2016

“A New Era in U.S.-Iranian Relations?” Pam Benson — The Cipher Brief, January 20, 2016

Implications of Europe’s Refugee Crisis
“A Refugee Looks Back: What the 1940s Teach Us about Today’s Crisis” Milan J. Kubic — The Wilson Center, Winter 2016

“Schengen: How the Breakdown of a Border-free Europe Would Affect Travel” Simon Calder — The Independent, January 26, 2016

“EU Migration Crisis: Greece Threatened with Schengen Area Expulsion” Ian Traynor — The Guardian, January 25, 2016

“Austria Closes Its Borders to Refugees” Marianne Arens — Global Research, January 26, 2016

U.S. Turkey Ties
“Turkey Is an Intermittent Ally but an Indispensable Partner” Dov Friedman — War on the Rocks, January 25, 2016

“Turkish-American Relations Revisited” Kilic Bugra Kanat — The Daily Sabah, January 25, 2016

Gas Wars
“Russia, Ukraine Play Gas Wars over Prices, Fines” Kostis Geropoulos — New Europe, January 22, 2016

“What Falling Oil Prices Mean for Russia and Ukraine” Anders Aslund — Atlantic Council, January 22, 2015

“Russia Won’t Recover Unless It Reforms Its State” Maxim Trudolyubov — The Wilson Center, January 20, 2016

“How Russia Sees the World” Vladimir Lukin — The National Interest, January 22, 2016

Taiwan: The Path Ahead
“The Taiwan Elections: Don’t Expect a U.S. Policy Change” Robert Sutter — CSIS, January 20, 2016

“Cross-strait Ties Should Not Regress” The Straits Times Editorial, January 21, 2016

“War with China Is Inevitable if Taiwan Keeps Pushing for Independence” Zheping Huang — Quartz, January 26, 2016

“Evaluating China’s New Silk Road” Alexandra Viers — The Cipher Brief, January 25, 2016

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