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Past articles by Rhys:

There’s No Such Thing as a Stable Career –

Over a century of economic history shows that jobs always ebb and flow. Not much is permanent. → Read More

Bolton’s Ascent Gives Iranian Group a New Lease on Life

With a supporter in the White House, the MEK might finally have a voice in U.S. policy. → Read More

Can Obama’s National Security Braintrust Get Elected in the Age of Trump?

Foreign policy alumni are trying to shake of the “D.C. insider" reputation and sail into Congress → Read More

For a Second Strike on Syria, Trump Will Have to Go Big

With little to show for last year’s missile attack, the Trump administration is contemplating a larger campaign against the Assad government. → Read More

Trump Contradicts Top Officials on Syria Policy

Two events, just minutes apart, had very different messages. → Read More

ISIS 2.0 Is Really Just the Original ISIS

Without territory, the Islamic State has quickly reverted back to its origins as a terrorist group. → Read More

Trump Administration Ready to Scrap Envoy to Anti-ISIS Coalition

With the Islamic State on the brink of military defeat, the State Department is poised to eliminate the office charged with coordinating the fight. → Read More

The Post-Islamic State Marshall Plan That Never Was

The $30 billion pledged toward reconstruction in Iraq was more than some expected, but still short of the total needed to rebuild the country. → Read More

Qatar’s Ramped-Up Lobbying Efforts Find Success in Washington

Amid an ongoing regional crisis, which has pitted Saudi Arabia and most other Persian Gulf states against the tiny nation of Qatar, a public relations… → Read More

Iraq’s Militias Are Setting Their Sights on Power

With elections looming in May and the Islamic State on the run, the Popular Mobilization Forces are eyeing politics. → Read More

Pence Plan to Target Aid for Christians in Iraq Sparks Concern

Aid experts fear the Trump administration’s focus on Christians and other religious minorities could do more harm than good. → Read More

Coalition Analysis Warns of Potential Islamic State Resurgence

The militant group is on the run, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be back. → Read More

Is the ‘Jihadi Drug’ Moving Out of Syria?

The DEA says Captagon production is shifting back to Europe. Experts are doubtful. → Read More

Why the Fight for Fishkhabour Is So Important for Iraqi Kurds

A month after its independence referendum, Iraqi Kurdistan is seeing its economic future threatened. → Read More

Tillerson Notches Rare Diplomatic Win With Saudis and Iraq

After decades of tension and years of U.S. prodding, Riyadh and Baghdad are mending fences. → Read More

Russia Vetoes Extension of U.N. Inquiry Into Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack

The sole investigation into responsibility for a deadly sarin attack is now in jeopardy. → Read More

Iran’s Not a Totally Fake Democracy, Study Says

A new survey shows a country with a constrained but active body politic, contrary to plenty of D.C. conventional wisdom. → Read More

Last-Minute Talks Calm Iraqi, Kurdish Troops Facing Off Over Kirkuk

Frantic negotiations headed off a confrontation, but tensions are rising in the region. → Read More

The Trump Administration Is Now Offering Cash Bounties for Hezbollah Leaders

The U.S. announced $12 million for two senior leaders, marking a shift in counterterrorism strategy. → Read More

Russia May Soon Allow Foreigners to Officially Serve in Its Military

Vladimir Putin recently signed a decree letting non-Russians participate in counterterrorism and peacekeeping operations. → Read More