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The Impact of the Ukraine War on Missile Diplomacy in the Middle East

Russian equivocation, U.S. distraction, and Gulf Arab states’ reliance on deterrence and defense will likely undermine prospects for addressing regional missile proliferation through diplomacy.

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Saddam Hussein’s gassing of the Kurds: who is accountable for war crimes?

From Saddam’s Iraq to Putin’s Russia, habits of opacity make it hard to definitively assign responsibility for atrocities.

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OP #54: Implications of Russia’s Activities in the Middle East and North Africa Region for U.S. Strategy and Interests

Russia’s ability to project power into the region remains limited today, and the status quo seems tolerable. But there are risks to U.S. interests in the future.

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Russia in the Middle East: Finding a Strategy

VIDEO: CNS expert Hanna Notte speaks at virtual event held in Moscow.

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Syria and America’s Race to Destroy the Most Dangerous Arsenal in the World

Dr. Hanna Notte hosted two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Joby Warrick for a discussion on his latest book.

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Chemical Weapons Arms Control at a Crossroads

WEBINAR: Insights from international experts on challenges posed by Russian and Syrian use of chemical weapons.

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The Third Bomb and How to Prevent It

Prospects for a return the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA) under the Biden administration against the backdrop of the Abraham Accords.

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Return to the Deal? The New US Administration and the Prospects for the JCPOA

CNS senior non-resident scholar Dr. Notte speaks on the return to the JCPOA at event hosted by the Valdai Discussion Club in Moscow.

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Where Are Russia’s Red Lines on Iran’s Nuclear Brinkmanship?

The new US administration intends to revive diplomacy with Iran and return to the 2015 nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA).

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How US Election Results Will Affect the Middle East and the Future of the JCPOA

VIDEO: CNS senior non-resident scholar Dr. Notte speaks on the return to the JCPOA.