Lobo Institute in the News

Can US Centcom afford Israel?

As published by The National by Bilal Saab and Michael Mulroy One of the Trump administration’s final acts in foreign affairs was to include Israel in the area covered by US Central Command (Centcom), the geographic combatant command responsible for ...
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COVID-19 & CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST

As published by Mick Mulroy, Eric Oehlerich and Amanda Blair (Best read here.) The Middle East is in turmoil, with civil wars raging in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Libya. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed last year alone, and ...
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Pompeo to label Yemen’s Houthis a foreign terror group

Relief organizations in Yemen warn the designation will hamstring their life-saving work in a country already considered to have the world's worst humanitarian crisis. As published by Al-Monitor by ELIZABETH HAGEDORN The Trump administration will designate Yemen’s Houthis as a ...
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Trump orders US Central Command to include Israel amid strategic shift

The decision caps the outgoing administration's efforts to build a regional defense arrangement to counter Iran. As published by Al-Monitor by Jared Szuba Israel will now be included in the geographic area of responsibility of the US Central Command for ...
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Military investigating whether service members participated in US Capitol assault

A Fort Bragg Army officer's participation is under investigation. As published by ABC News by Luis Martinez January 12, 2021 The military services are looking into whether any active-duty military personnel may have participated in the assault on the U.S ...
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Exclusive: Longtime US Diplomat Weighs America’s Legacy in Syria

The immediate damage of the Turkish invasion has been repaired, Bill Roebuck says, but warns ISIS could reemerge without more U.S. assistance. As published by Defense One by Katie Bo Williams When the explosions started, Ambassador Bill Roebuck recalls, it ...
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Biden Taps Career Diplomat William Burns as CIA Director

The final big name for Biden’s national security team signals a break with the CIA’s dark past. As published by Foreign Policy BY JACK DETSCH, AMY MACKINNON, ROBBIE GRAMER President-elect Joe Biden has selected William Burns as his nominee to ...
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An attempted murderer, a lawmaker, white supremacists: Police records shed light on those arrested in Capitol siege

Prosecutors have already prepared 55 cases, with more expected to be filed. As published by ABC News by Olivia Rubin,Lucien Bruggeman, andSoo Rin Kim January 8, 2021, 10:33 PM An attempted murderer, a state lawmaker, and multiple self-proclaimed white supremacists. As ...
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Investigators combing through massive US Capitol crime scene in wake of pro-Trump riot

Probes into deaths, explosives, and foreign agents are all underway. As published by ABC News by Matthew Mosk, Josh Margolin, James Gordon Meek, and Slexander Mallin on January 8, 2021, Federal agents and detectives from the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department ...
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An attempted murderer, a lawmaker, white supremacists: Police records shed light on those arrested in Capitol siege

As published by ABC Olivia Rubin, Lucien Bruggeman, and Soo Rin Kim January 8, 2021, 10:33 PM An attempted murderer, a state lawmaker, and multiple self-proclaimed white supremacists. As prosecutors begin preparing charges against those responsible for Wednesday's deadly insurrection at ...
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