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Mark N. Katz

Why Has Tehran Allowed Russian Bombers to Use an Iranian Base?

In a highly dramatic development, Russian bombers have begun using an Iranian...

Understanding Russia’s Approach on Afghanistan, Pakistan

US President Barack Obama’s June 24 meeting in Washington with his Russian...

Can Obama's Vision for US Relations with Muslim World be Implemented?

Many in the Muslim World have responded positively to Obama's speech, showing...

Iran: In Pondering Possible Rapprochement with Tehran, Obama Administration Must be Wary of Moscow's Meddling

Even before he took the oath of office, US President Barack Obama...

Iran: Can Putin Link the Georgian and Iranian Crises?

Linkage is the time honored practice of getting another party's cooperation on...

Russia and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization:
Moscow's Lonely Road from Bishkek to Dushanbe

One of Russian leader Vladimir Putin's most important foreign policy initiatives has...

Washington Provides the Glue that Binds Iran and Russia

Although Tehran and Moscow both wish to curb US influence in the...

What If Islamic Revolution Occurs in Pakistan?

Pakistan, with approximately 159 million people, is one of the most populous...

Will Russia and America Be Allies in Iraq?

Since the American-led coalition ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003, Russia...

Russia and America after Beslan

Like virtually all Russians, Americans were shocked and outraged by the deaths...

Facing a Nuclear-Armed Iran, US Should Stess Deterrence

Throughout the spring and summer, the Iranian government has vociferously denied any...

Bin Laden's Message Deepens Political Dilemma Faced by Saudi Royal Family

This is the second of a two-part series. Click here for Part...

Is Russia Demanding Too High a Price for Security Council Support on Iraq?

Bush Administration frustration with the United Nations Security Council is rising after...

Don't Trade Georgia for Iraq

Russia's Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov and Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov met with...

Yemen's Connection With Al Qaeda Tied to Domestic Repression

Ever since the September 11 attacks, Yemen has been periodically linked to...

SAUDI ECONOMIC WOES COULD HAVE IMPLICATIONS FOR ANTI-TERRORISM CAMPAIGN

The first of a two-part series. Click here for Part II....

Big Decisions Loom for Russian Oil Production

As the anti-terrorism campaign continues to captivate international attention, a confrontation between...

The Key to Victory: Winning the War of Ideas

As US air assaults continue against Afghanistan, it remains possible that the...

What Bin Laden Wants

The September 11 terrorist attacks were part of an ambitious attempt by...