June 15, 2016

Our Research

 

HIZB’ALLAH AND AL QUDS

SQUARE-HIZBALLAH

Since September 11, 2001 the United States has expended virtually immeasurable power, wealth, and life in hot pursuit of Al Qaida and the many subsequent groups of that ilk that have since emerged. While that war was necessary, it also afforded great cover to America’s other rivals/enemies. Read More

 

 

 NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONFLICT

DROUGHT-SQUARE-1

North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and nations in the Middle East are home to the most water-starved communities on the planet. Changes in water access can threaten human security in general and humanitarian and economic stability in particular. Read More

 

 

 

 

RESOURCES AND RESILIENCY 

MINERVA-LOGOThe United States Department of Defense has awarded the Laboratory for Unconventional Conflict Analysis and Simulation (LUCAS) A $1.6 million Minerva Initiative grant to coduct fundamental research on the resiliency of strategic actors by examining how these actors derive and deploy resources to develop and project power in  a complex, strategic landscape. Read More

 

 

 

SOCIAL MOVEMENT AND CONFLICT

SISTANI-SQUARE

Shi’a Islam is a cleric based religion. Each Shi’a selects a Marja, one worthy of emulation and follows his teachings. These teachings range from spiritual matters; issues of family, marriage, property, and inheritance; to political matters. Read More

 

 

 

 

SNA OF IRANIAN POLITICAL ELITE

TRACKING-SQUARE

Iranian strategic decision making remains largely misunderstood by the West. The system in place does make the Supreme Leader the ultimate decision-maker, and it does give the president constitutional authority, and, as in any system, there are multiple institutional prerogatives that drive decision-making as well. Read More