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Dr. Theodore Karasik
Dr. Theodore Karasik

Dr. Theodore Karasik is a Washington DC-based analyst of regional geo-political affairs. He received his Ph.D in History from UCLA in Los Angeles, California in four fields: Middle East, Russia, Caucasus, and a specialized sub-field in Cultural Anthropology focusing on tribes and clans. He tweets @tkarasik.

COLUMNISTS
Dr. Theodore Karasik
Dr. Theodore Karasik

Dr. Theodore Karasik is a Washington DC-based analyst of regional geo-political affairs. He received his Ph.D in History from UCLA in Los Angeles, California in four fields: Middle East, Russia, Caucasus, and a specialized sub-field in Cultural Anthropology focusing on tribes and clans. He tweets @tkarasik.

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This year’s legacy is one of swift change undermined by countries’ inability to understand recent developments

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In the past eight years, GCC strategic thinking has experienced geopolitical earthquakes

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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

With President-elect Donald Trump taking office two months from now, he and his administration have ample opportunity to take a new, unique role in ...

Will America and Russia clash over Raqqa?

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

The ongoing battles for two major Levantine cities led by opposing international powers is ultimately going to play out in Raqqa

Will ISIS scatter after the battle for Mosul?

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Now that the battle for Mosul has begun, it is important to know where ISIS fighters will go next

Why JASTA has major implications for the region

Thursday, 29 September 2016

US lawmakers have opened up a Pandora’s Box surrounding the Justice against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

Two years after the coup: What’s up with the Houthis

Friday, 23 September 2016

With at least 10,000 killed in Yemen’s 18-month-old civil war, several important factors explain why the Houthis are continuing to fight

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