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James Jeffrey

Chair, Middle East Program, Wilson Center

James Jeffrey
James Jeffrey is chair of the Middle East program at the Wilson Center, and a former U.S. ambassador to Turkey and Iraq.
Ideas

The Iran Nuclear Deal Isn’t the Problem. Iran Is.

If and when a return to the agreement is reached, the Biden administration will also need to counter Iran’s escalating efforts in the Middle East.

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What if H.R. McMaster Is Right About North Korea?

It’s reassuring to think the country wants only a defensive capability. It could very easily be wrong.

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Leave Root Causes Aside—Destroy the ISIS ‘State’

Of course it would be daunting to solve the conflicts the Islamic State feeds on. But that isn’t, or shouldn’t be, the mission.