Tag Archives: Middle East

Annulling the Iran Deal: A Dangerous Strategic Mistake

Trump rendering the Iran deal null and void will irreparably undermine America’s global, moral and political leadership.

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The Saudi Paper Tiger

Far from dominant, Saudi Arabia’s future in the Middle East is that of a second fiddle state.

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Turkey Cozying Up to Russia and Iran

What does history teach us about the real prospects of closer Turkish relations with Russia and Iran?

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The Two Faces of the Gulf Crisis: Arms Race

The arms race in the Middle East sparked by the Gulf crisis and North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs are closely connected.

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Gulf Media Wars: No Winners, Only Losers

Feuding Gulf States have poured millions of dollars into media campaigns which twist the truth to serve rival narratives.

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Ending Iraq’s Humanitarian Crisis

The Iraqi people must rise above sectarianism and chart their own destiny.

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Fifty Years of Immoral Occupation of Palestine

If the Israelis and the Palestinians learned to live in peace, it would usher in a renaissance the likes of which has never been seen before.

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Qatar: A Pariah?

Unlike its neighbors, Qatar has continued to do well ranked by perceived corruption.

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The Destabilizing Effect of Cheap Oil

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The fall in the value of oil has far reaching knock-on effects.

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Saudi’s Crown Prince: A Youthful Gambler

Crisis puts future of Saudi reforms and GCC in doubt.

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