Robert Sharp

Robert Sharp is an associate professor at the National Defense University's Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies.  The views expressed in this article are those of the authors alone and do not represent the official policy or position of the National Defense University, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

If the US allows Afghanistan to slip from its grasp, it opens the door in classic Great Game theory to other powers.

We must retain imagination for senior leader education and get a move on to change in the relative calm of today before any potential storm in our future.

Lebanon's national rejection of returning to civil war coupled with the buoyancy provided by the Lebanese Armed Forces will keep it from sinking into the Syrian abyss.

Regional proxy wars between Iran and the Arab Gulf are using Lebanon as their figurative prostitute.

As some try to connect the dots of recent events, is there an Iranian role in what appears to be Stage 2 of the Arab Spring?

Looking to Plan Colombia to create a Plan Yemen.