Author profile: Diego Pagliarulo

Diego Pagliarulo, PhD, is an independent international affairs analyst and researcher. He specializes in international security, American foreign policy, the Persian Gulf, and the geopolitics of energy.

Donald Trump, the Middle East, and American Foreign Policy

Donald Trump, the Middle East, and American Foreign Policy

As they take office, the new US president, Donald Trump, and his national security staff should remember the key lessons learned in the Middle East by their predecessors.

The Middle East, Obama, and America’s Quest for a New Grand Strategy

The Middle East, Obama, and America’s Quest for a New Grand Strategy

As the policy record – especially the Iran deal – shows, Obama’s approach can bring positive, even game changing, results at a relatively small cost.

The (Limited) Geopolitical Implications of the US Energy Boom

The (Limited) Geopolitical Implications of the US Energy Boom

The “energy revolution” is making the United States more secure in economic terms, but the geopolitical implications of this new energy boom are uncertain and risky.

More than a Family Business: US Military Interventions in Iraq in Perspective

More than a Family Business: US Military Interventions in Iraq in Perspective

As it begins new military efforts to improve stability in the Middle East, the US must expand efforts to encourage cooperation among the region’s most influential actors.

War on Terror Redux? No Thanks

War on Terror Redux? No Thanks

War on terror will never be won. America and its allies must intervene militarily against Islamic militant groups and support a vision of politics they want to prevail.

Geopolitics or Delusions? The Dilemmas of American Policy in the Persian Gulf

Geopolitics or Delusions? The Dilemmas of American Policy in the Persian Gulf

The political evolution of the Gulf, and for that matter of the whole Middle East, is something that policymakers in Washington can neither ignore nor control.

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