Tag Archives: Middle East

2017: Saudi Arabia’s Annus Horribilis?

Think that 2016 was a tough year for Saudi Arabia? Wait till you see 2017

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Behind the Real U.S. Strategic Blunder in Syria

Obama’s Syria policy failed because it did not anticipate provoking Iranian and Russian interventions.

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Trump’s Middle East: Back to the Future

The U.S. government under Trump may be on the verge of returning to the old policy of transaction-based support of autocratic regimes in the Middle East.

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The Holiday From History Is Over

Why it is not only smart, but mandatory for mature powers to stop being overly ambitious in the field of foreign policy.

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Obama’s Syria Policy: The Illusion of US Power in the Middle East

The cost of letting US policy be determined primarily by the ambitions of Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

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The Continuing Syrian Tragedy

Continuing violence in Syria is the most severe indictment of the international community’s ability to provide for peace and security.

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The U.S.-Syria Scandal: Supporting Sectarian War

Senior Obama administration officials were aware from 2012 that a war to overthrow Assad would inevitably become a sectarian bloodbath.

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Yemen as a Saudi Target

How Western powers are nice to rich Saudi Arabia and assist it in covering up its disastrous war tracks.

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The “Boytrap”: When the Islamic State Goes to Play Soccer

With mosques under surveillance, IS turns to soccer for recruitment

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Arab World: No Shortcuts to Deradicalization

The root cause of radicalization is embedded in a nation’s internal socio-economic and political disorder.

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