Matthew RJ Brodsky
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An Economic Means to a Political End in Syria

November 12, 2018  •  The National Interest

The war in Syria has hit a bit of a lull with the shaky ceasefire largely holding under Turkey's protection in Idlib. But that doesn't mean all the sides have stopped angling to improve their respective strategic positions. The U.S. should take this time to forge an agreement with Turkey and the Kurds that would economically integrate Syria's northeast or Jazira Region with the northwestern Idlib pocket. Doing so would once again link the Arabs and Kurds on both sides of the Euphrates River, while excluding the areas Assad controls to the south. The key to doing so lies in the U.S. using the right leverage in separate negotiations with Turkey and the Kurds. And there are additional benefits for the United States as well.

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The U.S. Reimposes Remaining Sanctions on Iran

November 5, 2018  •  Take :30 with Shayna Estulin / i24News

Matthew RJ Brodsky joins Senior Washington Correspondent Dan Raviv on i24News "Take :30" with Shayna Estulin to discuss the Trump administration's move to reimpose sanctions on Iran with the arrival of the November 5th deadline and the regime's reaction to the economic vice.

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The Khashoggi Affair: Calibrating the U.S. Response and Israel's Delicate Balancing Act

October 25, 2018  •  Perspectives with Tracy Alexander / i24News

The U.S. weighs its response to Saudi Arabia following the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. There are several options under consideration and much of the stick approach may take place behind closed doors. What are those implication on the U.S.-Saudi relationship? Matthew RJ Brodsky joins i24News Senior Middle East Correspondent Mohammad al-Kassim to discuss on "Perspectives" with Tracy Alexander. Brodsky also explains why the best course of action for Israel to take is to keep a very low profile as any reaction will either fray relations with Saudi Arabia or Turkey - neither of which would be helpful given its strategic goals. Mohammad explains the impact on Palestinians in light of their views regarding the forthcoming peace proposal the U.S. plans to release shortly, in which the Saudi Crown Prince has been the Trump administration's point person.

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Anxious Calm in Syria's Idlib

October 18, 2018  •  Take :30 with Shayna Estulin / i24News

Matthew RJ Brodsky joins Take :30 with Shayna Estulin on i24News to discuss the latest on the ceasefire in Syria's Idlib province and what the future holds for that region and the major players involved.

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Why is the Media Ignoring the Most Glaring Questions about Jamal Khashoggi?
Killing the journalist was utterly unjustified. But there are aspects of the columnist's past that merit probing

October 18, 2018  •  Spectator | USA

The media frenzy over Jamal Khashoggi shows no sign of abating. Reporters can't get enough of the gory details and the international intrigue. But they seem to have forgotten the need to report basic facts, question their single-sourced material, and ask difficult questions of those who know far more than they let on. Instead, they just trot out the same biased narratives, devised to lay blame at President Trump's feet, presumably in order to use this episode as a wedge issue in the upcoming midterm elections.

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Matthew RJ Brodsky's Book

Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

by Matthew RJ Brodsky
Security Studies Group
June 26, 2018

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