National Security and Defense

Two F-35B combat aircraft from the United States Marine Corp depart after re-fueling from an RAF Voyager aircraft over the North Sea on October 08, 2020 in flight, above Scotland.
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A member of the Komala opposition party stands in the remains of what used to be its headquarters. Iranian missiles and drones struck multiple headquarters of Kurdish opposition groups in the KRI on September 28, 2022, in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq. (Hawre Khalid/Getty Images)
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A picture taken on November 10, 2019, shows an Iranian flag in Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant, during an official ceremony to kick-start works on a second reactor at the facility. Bushehr is Iran's only nuclear power station and is currently running on imported fuel from Russia that is closely monitored by the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency. (Photo by ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images)
In the Media
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michael_doran
Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
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Qasem Soleimani with Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis at a 2017 ceremony commemorating the father of Soleimani, in Musalla, Tehran. (Fars Media Corporation via Wikimedia Commons)
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Qasem Soleimani with Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis at a 2017 ceremony commemorating the father of Soleimani, in Musalla, Tehran. (Fars Media Corporation via Wikimedia Commons)
Reports
Visiting Fellow, Brookings Doha Center, Director of the Proxy Wars Initiative, Carnegie Corporation
Long Read
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Taliban fighters stood guard as people searched for relatives outside a hospital after a suicide attack at an education center in Kabul on Friday. (PHOTO: STR/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES)
In the Media
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husain_haqqani
Senior Fellow and Director for South and Central Asia
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