Ehsan M. Ahrari

Ehsan Ahrari is Adjunct Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute of the US Army War College, Carlisle, PA, and the CEO of Strategic Paradigms, an Alexandria, VA-based foreign and defense policy consultancy. He specializes in Great Power relations, Strategic affairs of the world of Islam, and anti-terrorism. His website is: He can be reached at: Views contained in this essay are strictly private.

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.

The sixth anniversary of The Arab Spring has come and gone, but not many people noticed. One of the main reasons was its utter failure to create either a stable, democratic, or secular Arab world.