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Timothy Stafford

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Timothy Stafford

Timothy Stafford is a Senior Research Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society. He previously held research posts with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London and Pacific Forum–CSIS in Honolulu, HI, in addition to working in the Parliamentary offices of Theresa May and Sir Malcolm Rifkind.
May 11, 2018

Iran may pose a bigger challenge than North Korea, says TIMOTHY STAFFORD

The defeat of ISIS and Assad’s victory in the Syrian civil war, both achieved with Iranian military support, has given Tehran enormous leverage.
Crucially, it has used its improved economic climate to invest in ballistic missiles.
It has provided these advanced weapons …

Posted in Iran, Opinion Editorial
March 13, 2018

The end of Rex Tillerson’s miserable tenure as secretary of state is good news for Trumpian diplomacy

Reflecting on his time as Secretary of State, James Baker once remarked that “you cannot be successful unless you have a president who will support you, protect you, and defend you, both internationally and domestically”. Rex Tillerson never obtained that level of …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, United States
November 29, 2012

Foggy Bottom Farce

The President should announce his intention to nominate Susan Rice as the next Secretary of State, or move on.
It is abundantly clear that Dr. Susan Rice is the President’s first choice to be the next Secretary of State. The newly …

Posted in North America, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight, United States
August 30, 2012

Cataloguing interconnected threats

From the very morning that hijacked aircraft plunged into the twin towers of the World Trade Center, security professionals have sought new ways to predict emerging threats. There has been no shortage of innovative ideas. For instance, soon after the …

Posted in Terrorism & Security
August 13, 2012

Rolling the dice with Ryan

Its not difficult to understand why Mitt Romney considered Paul Ryan to be an attractive partner in his campaign for the White House. As the intellectual force behind the Republican Party’s economic agenda, Ryan brings instant substance to a ticket …

Posted in United States