• January 01, 2014|Patrick KnappMiddle East Quarterly

    Iraq's Lessons on Political Will

    After eight years of U.S.-led state-building efforts, thousands of coalition force fatalities, and nearly one trillion dollars spent, Iraq is drifting toward authoritarianism under Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Dawa Party while al-Qaeda-stoked

  • January 01, 2010|Patrick KnappMiddle East Quarterly

    The Gulf States in the Shadow of Iran

    The Obama administration is caught on the horns of a dilemma. On the one hand, it has welcomed the Gulf Security Dialogue (GSD) as a chance to further "mutual interests" with Persian Gulf states, but, on the other, it has sought pragmatic...