The preeminent goal is stopping Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and the surest path to that goal is for the United States to rejoin the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action at the earliest opportunity. The clock is ticking.

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Too many of us, unfortunately, do not appreciate or care to investigate the background and context of the complexities that have us poised to spend more American blood and treasure on another Middle East war. I challenge you to get smart.

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Social Cohesion Issues in Germany and America Op-ed

May 26, 2019

In a period of increased polarization in domestic politics, fragmentation of society, and social inequity, efforts to adapt and grow to meet the complex 21st century challenges of globalization and technological change should begin at the local level. Germany and the United States face many of the same domestic challenges, and local communities in both countries can learn from each other’s innovative approaches to these issues.

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No Room for Hate | Tennessean Op-ed

March 20, 2019

There is no shortage of heart wrenching natural and man-made disasters, conflicts and human suffering every day around the world. But the brutality of the mass murders carried out on March 15th by a self-described white supremacist at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand is nearly incomprehensible.

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The Doomsday Clock is ticking | Tennessean Op-ed

February 10, 2019

The world is in a precarious place when it comes to the possibility of nuclear disaster. Trump foreign policy offers much bluster but few real gains.

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Understanding America’s nerve-racking foreign policy | Tennessean Op-ed

May 9, 2018

Professionals and observers alike have been bewildered to see policymaking by pique and tweet, by positions changing on a dime, by lack of coherent strategy and doctrine, and by – at the most generous interpretation – a mysterious “bromance” between President Trump and our principal global adversary, Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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ANALYSIS: Why Trump’s trip to Riyadh will mark a new chapter

May 17, 2017

Trump’s Saudi hosts will not let Trump’s political troubles interfere with their effort to open a new chapter with Washington.

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Sleep well America

March 22, 2017

The United States of America was attacked by the Russian Federation. Attacked. Think about it.

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Saudi Vision 2030 and its architect reach Tokyo

September 2, 2016

East Asia is on the agenda for Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. He is visiting two of the world’s largest economies – China and Japan – in the coming days for meetings with top government officials and, in the case of China, to lead the Saudi delegation at the G20 summit of leading global economies in Hangzhou.

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Global Entrepreneurship Summit to boost social business agenda

June 21, 2016

Patrick Ryan is a regular contributor to Al Arabiya English. Today he wrote on the social business aspects of this week’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES2016) in Silicon Valley.

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