Tag: Daniel Byman

Why governance reform is so essential – and so difficult


Governance is one of the most important foreign policy challenges—and among the most difficult, notes Brookings analyst Dan Byman: Poor governance is linked to civil wars, corruption and a lack of economic… Read more »

‘Islamic State not finished’ – governance key to preventing resurgence


As the campaigns to wrest the Islamic State from the territory it held in Iraq and Syria near completion, new conflicts may arise if old political arrangements prevail, according to… Read more »

Principled Realism ‘ideologically handicapped’ in confronting Iran


  “Principled Realism” is no more likely than realpolitik to check Tehran’s clerical regime where it matters most, in Syria, according to a leading analyst. Such an approach “appears ideologically… Read more »