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1. U.S. Strategy: Rebalancing Global Energy between Europe, Russia, and Asia and U.S. Security Policy in the Middle East and the Gulf

2. How Will a Revival of the JCPOA Affect Regional Politics and Iranian Militias?

3. Settling Kurdish Self-Determination in Northeast Syria

4. Finishing Strong: Seeking a Proper Exit from Afghanistan

5. War by Proxy: Iran’s Growing Footprint in the Middle East

6. Korea, the JCPOA, and the Shifting Military Balance in the Gulf

7. Access for What? Elevating Civilian Protection and Quality Access for Humanitarian Action in Syria

8. Preventing Catastrophe in Afghanistan

9. After the Caliphate: Factors Shaping Continuing Violent Extremism and Conflicts in the MENA Region

10. The United States’ Soft War with Iran

11. Tell Me How This Ends: Military Advice, Strategic Goals, and the “Forever War” in Afghanistan

12. Dangerous Liaisons: Russian Cooperation with Iran in Syria

13. Creating a Real Peace in Afghanistan

14. Iran May be the Threat but Iraq is the Prize

15. ‘Peace’ in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Yemen

16. Achilles’ Heel: Adding Resilience to NATO’s Fragile Missile Shield

17. Iran’s Threat to Saudi Critical Infrastructure: The Implications of U.S.-Iranian Escalation

18. The State of the Fighting in the Afghan War in Mid-2019

19. The Civil Challenges to Peace in Afghanistan

20. The Return of ISIS in Iraq, Syria, and the Middle East

21. The Era of the Gas Mega-Players

22. Squaring the Circle Connecting Current Operations to Policy Ambition in Syria

23. What Is the U.S. Trade and Development Agency?

24. The Revolution in Civil-Military Affairs

25. Citizens in Training: Conscription and Nation-building in the United Arab Emirates

26. Military Spending: The Other Side of Saudi Security

27. U.S. Strategy, the JCPOA Iranian Nuclear Arms Agreement, and the Gulf: Playing the Long Game

28. Pakistan’s Gwadar Port: A New Naval Base in China’s String of Pearls in the Indo-Pacific

29. Al Qaeda’s Struggling Campaign in Syria

30. Stability in the Middle East: The Range of Short and Long-Term Causes

31. Developing a Containment Strategy in Syria

32. Restoring the Eastern Mediterranean as a U.S. Strategic Anchor

33. The Uncertain Iraqi Election: The Need for a New U.S. Strategy

34. The Escalating Conflict with Hezbollah in Syria

35. Hezbollah’s Missiles and Rockets

36. Iran Sanctions at the Halfway Point

37. Don’t Give Up Yet: There’s Still a Chance to Salvage Eastern Syria

38. The U.S. Defense Budget in FY2019: Underlying Trends

39. Iraq After ISIS: The Other Half of Victory Dealing with the Civil Dimension

40. The Islamic State and the Persistent Threat of Extremism in Iraq

41. The Arab Gulf States and Iran: Military Spending, Modernization, and the Shifting Military Balance

42. After the Killing of Jamal Khashoggi: Muhammad bin Salman and the Future of Saudi-U.S. Relations

43. Pushing Back against Narrowing Space for Civil Society in Tunisia