Ehsan M. Ahrari

Ehsan Ahrari is specialist in Great Powers relations and the strategic affairs of the world of Islam.  He has taught at America’s premier senior military educational institutions.  His latest book, The Islamic Challenge and the United States: Global Security in an Age of Uncertainty, was published by McGill-Queens University Press in February 2017.  He is also the author of The Great Powers Versus the Hegemon (McMillan, 2011).

Perhaps after hard-hitting briefings from Mattis and McMaster, Trump finally realized Obama’s decision to remain in Afghanistan was both realistic and necessary.

The Trump administration has to clearly understand that North Korea is not going to unravel or abandon its nuclear weapons.

What does Kim Jung-un want?  He knows that the United States is not going to accept his country’s status as a nuclear weapons state.

The dual crises for now are: learning how to handle crises as a greenhorn, while deciding whether to give up or retain America’s global primacy.

How are our allies going to determine what policies to accept or reject, and for how long, as members of the American alliance system?

The election of Donald Trump as president has made America’s fight against ISIS increasingly difficult.