A New Way Forward in the Middle East: Nine Stratagems
1 year agoJanuary 14, 2019
This document proposes a military-lite, foreign-aid-lite approach to executing American foreign policy in the Middle East. The basic aim is for the United States to positively affect our interests by rewarding friends and punishing enemies.
Grand Strategy Excerpt: Introduction and Moral Defense
2 year agoOctober 01, 2018
This is a public excerpt from our full Grand Strategy document. The intent of publishing this excerpt is to show that President Trump’s approach, though a significant departure from recent American foreign policy, is defensible both strategically and morally.
The Assad Regime’s Financial Viability
2 year agoAugust 14, 2018
The regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria is a menace to the people of Syria and its neighbors in the region. As an enabler of Iranian expansion and Russian force projection it also presents problems for the United States and our allies. SSG looks at what keeps the regime afloat and how vulnerable it is at this juncture.
Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
2 year agoJune 25, 2018
Reaching a peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians was identified early on as a key Trump administration objective in the Middle East. His peace team worked toward achieving the “ultimate deal” in several rounds of separate discussions with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, as well as other regional stakeholders, such as Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia.
An End Game for Syria- Full Public Plan
2 year agoApril 08, 2018
President Trump has proposed withdrawing American forces from Syria. This plan outlines a way to implement this by creating an international protectorate and rebuilding force for the parts of Syria not controlled by the Assad regime upon the defeat of ISIS.