The fall of the regime of Bashar al Assad in Syria is likely to have profound effects on virtually every one of its immediate neighbors, on the Middle East region in general, and on some aspects of great power politics...
The fall of the regime of Bashar al Assad in Syria is likely to have profound effects on virtually every one of Syria's immediate neighbors, on the Middle East region in general, and even on aspects of great power politics. The regime?s demise will mark a particularly dramatic setback for the Islamic Republic of Iran, and could potentially become a factor that compels Tehran to accept a compromise with the international community over its nuclear program.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible. - Albert Einstein. As part of its fundamental goal of offering creative approaches to geopolitical challenges and opportunities - and assisting our readers in comprehending the seemingly incomprehensible - The Soufan Group once again turns to the power of elegant questions to uncover and examine the real factors that shape geopolitical events...
Active shooter attacks are pervasive and all-too-frequent events in American society, but also occur worldwide. An increasing challenge for counterterrorism policymakers is the fact that some terrorist attacks include active shooter characteristics (and vice versa)...
Washington will likely have to devote substantial attention in 2013 to maintaining the political integrity of Iraq as its main communities - Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds - continue to pull away from each other. The tensions will be aggravated by provincial elections in April 2013 and by the approaching collapse of the Assad regime in Syria at the hands of a Sunni-led rebellion...