Despite Foreign Threats of Regime Change, Domestic Unrest Remains Iran’s Greatest Adversity

While the government has been able to unify the country using Persian nationalism in the past, the current unrest in Iran is unlike anything it has faced before. The outside pressures it faces might prove too much to handle if domestic dissident groups continue to gain momentum.

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Trump Makes Strategic Decision to Recognize Jerusalem

President Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a contentious decision because of Palestinians’ claim of East Jerusalem as a capital for a potential Palestinian state. Egypt’s regional influence, long considered a force for stability, created the conditions that enabled Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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Erik Prince’s Proposal for a New U.S. Plan in Afghanistan

When Donald Trump became president, he made it clear that he wanted a change in the policy in Afghanistan, something liberals and conservatives both wanted. Now Erik Prince founded a private military corporation that received many contracts during the war in Iraq, subsequently running thousands of missions a year.

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For Europe and Asia, There’s a New Sheriff in Town

If anarchy begets hegemony, then to keep the global peace, the international order requires an adult in the room, a role the president of the United States now seems incapable of filling. Luckily for everyone else, China and Germany are ready and willing to audition.

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Seeing a ‘Teachable Moment,’ Faculty Panel Discuss Diplomacy in Trump’s World

Two days before the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, there was barely any room to sit in the spacious Beck Rooms when members of the School of Diplomacy’s faculty seized the opportunity to discuss the future of international relations.

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