Matthew Crosston

Putin: Cleaning Up an American Mess in Syria

576764433The recent appearance of Russian President Vladimir Putin before the UN was a command performance for any Western analyst who wants a deeper and more brazen access to Russian global affairs thinking. The traditional mistake made, by Americans…

An Anti-Theory of Sanctions: Why an Iranian N...

56422222While the debate over the wisdom of concluding the Iran nuclear deal continues, this article takes a slightly more involved intellectual approach to explain why an alternative to the long-standing sanctions was likely inevitable…

KHORASAN: Where ISIS, Caspian Energy, and Gre...

5639332The word on the street in Afghanistan is that the United States created ISIS to be a problem for Russia, China, and Iran. While it would not be the first time the US funded, trained, or invented militarized extremism in the name of…

The Irony of Revolution: JCPOA as Youth Coerc...

75675544The recently signed Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and China was barely completed and announced to the world when debates about its impact began…

The Hydra of the Caspian Sea: Iran’s Naval St...

Iran-NavyThe Iranian military is predominately thought of for its capabilities and strategy in the Gulf. Though the competitors differ in the Caspian Sea, the Iranian Military has a similar composition and strategy in this theater. The Strait of Hormuz is a global…

Enemy of My Enemy: Keeping Iran Cornered thr...

01-5438b5776eafdThe endlessly fickle oscillation of global affairs is being witnessed today by the waxing and waning of American enthusiasm for an Iranian nuclear deal, now supposedly concluded with a brokered agreement on July 14. But that…

The Silk Road Superhighway: Kazakh Transporta...

23It is entirely common for a federal government to make budgetary promises to improve infrastructure. Indeed, every country around the world is full with both promises and jokes lampooning said promises to…

Hammer and Nail: Spinning War from Peace in I...

imageHere is the ultimate axiom for all aspiring diplomats and foreign policy experts to know: there is no such thing as a simple quest for peace. Before anyone goes apoplectic with disgust and disdain at such cynicism…

EU vs. Google: When Two Goliaths Meet

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The European Commission has opened a formal investigation into Google to ascertain whether or not the company’s operating system, applications,…

American Jihadi: Why Westerners Fight for the...

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Media outlets and government circles both cringe and squirm when the subject of Westerners leaving the West to go fight…

American UAV Apartheid and the ‘Blowback’ of ...

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It is perhaps a misnomer to discuss future ‘blowback:’ there have been groups actively pursuing technological attacks on American targets…

Ethics, Law, and the Changing Drone Landscape

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Perhaps the most striking thing when reviewing the impressive literature that examines drone conflict and international law is just how…

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