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About this Blog

The IST offers the public international expertise on the strategies, policies and mechanics involved in addressing global crises, especially as they pertain to stabilization and transition issues.

This blog page offers rich and diverse views of their respective authors.

 

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Posted by: Max Primorac
Posted on: November/11/2013 3:07 pm

Has the US Government dispensed with promoting democracy abroad, a traditional core goal of US foreign policy?  ...Read Full Blog

 
Posted by: Lamar Cravens
Posted on: November/17/2013 7:08 am

On November 1, 2013 Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al Maliki visited Washington, hand outstretched. Some might note the ir...Read Full Blog

 
Posted by: Lamar Cravens
Posted on: December/10/2013 5:08 am

The Iraqi Prime Minister’s recent request for American assistance opens the possibility of more than military a...Read Full Blog

 
 
 
Posted by: Lamar Cravens
Posted on: February/18/2014 12:15 pm

From one vantage point, The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) appears to be in decline. When...Read Full Blog

 
Posted by: Gregory D. Bates
Posted on: July/20/2014 9:37 am

When I sat down to write this note for for the website I realized that we had actually passed our half year of existe...Read Full Blog

 
Posted by: William Brooke Stallsmith
Posted on: October/18/2014 12:24 pm

The world is changing in ways that ought to lead us to reconsider how we think about stabilization and transition. Si...Read Full Blog

 
Posted by: William Brooke Stallsmith
Posted on: May/16/2015 4:01 pm

GW Plunkitt "Arab Unity IV" Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You

Posted by: Amb David C. Litt
Posted on: May/31/2015 12:33 pm

Much of what passes as media commentary on developme...Read Full Blog

 
Posted by: Amb David C. Litt
Posted on: June/01/2015 7:05 am

International intervention to save Yemen is necessary....Read Full Blog

 
Posted by: William Brooke Stallsmith
Posted on: June/13/2015 10:38 am

Two news stories from the first half of 2015 highlight the importance of counterintelligence awareness for stabilizat...Read Full Blog

 
Posted by: William Brooke Stallsmith
Posted on: August/03/2015 10:13 am

Sustainable governance and sustainable environmental management are two sides of the same coin. Corrupt and arbitrary...Read Full Blog

 
Posted by: Bradley J. Little
Posted on: August/04/2015 9:02 am

Dateline -- September 18, 2019, Geneva, Switzerland

Given that it is September 2019...Read Full Blog

 
Posted by: Abdurahman Rasikh
Posted on: August/10/2015 8:50 am

The US-NATO led war in Afghanistan has been one of the deadliest and most expensive wars on terrorism. The tragic eve...Read Full Blog

 
Posted by: Max Primorac
Posted on: December/07/2015 9:29 am

It is time to end the political mantra of "no ground troops" and define what is needed to destroy ISIL. President Oba...Read Full Blog

 
Posted by: Amb David C. Litt
Posted on: December/09/2015 12:56 pm

Ambassador Litt call on the media to report on prospective post-Assad political leaders as much as they do on ISIL an...Read Full Blog

 
Posted by: Charlotte Ponticelli
Posted on: October/10/2016 2:51 pm

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