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Kerry Boyd Anderson

Kerry Boyd Anderson is a writer and political risk consultant with more than 16 years' experience as a professional analyst of international security issues and Middle East political and business risk. Her previous positions include deputy director for advisory with Oxford Analytica and managing editor of Arms Control Today. Twitter: @KBAresearch

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Why US hostility to Iran is not set in stone

The controversy over last week’s meeting between Democratic Senator Chris Murphy and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif highlighted shifting and increasingly partisan views of Iran in the US.

February 22, 2020

Palestinians gaining influence with the American left

Democratic member of the US House of Representatives Betty McCollum wrote on Twitter after Israel last month sentenced 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi: “An Israeli military court’s decision to sentence a girl to eight months in prison reminds us that American taxpayers should not subsidize the Israeli mi

April 01, 2018

Balancing sovereignty with humanitarian rights

If you listen to foreign policy speeches given in the last year by US President Donald Trump, recently dismissed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, you will hear a specific word constantly repeated: “Sovereign,” or “sovereignty.” In Trump’s September speech

March 25, 2018

In whose interest is it to move US embassy?

As the United States works to move its official embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, some American Christians have praised the current US administration.

March 18, 2018

Populism’s rise is bad news for the global system

This month’s Italian election became the latest significant indication of the growing strength of populism, at least in the West and possibly beyond. Two populist parties — the Five Star Movement and the League — did very well and will play key roles in shaping Italy’s political future.

March 11, 2018