Tag Archives: Middle East

Country Focus: Iran

A collection of features from our archives exploring Iran’s politics, history, economy and culture.

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In Charts: Saudi Arabia

A collection of charts, graphs and maps exploring Saudi Arabia.

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COVID 19 and the Middle East

From Israel and Pakistan to India, ultra-conservative communities have emerged as virus-spreading clusters. This is not helped by governments reluctant to disrupt ultra-orthodox life by enforcing public health measures.

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Middle East: How Refugees, Shantytowns and Sanctions Imperil Global Public Health

Syria’s announcement of its first COVID-19 case highlights the public health threat posed by war zones that produce millions of refugees and displaced persons.

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Coronavirus and the Middle East

Lessons not learned and opportunities missed: A roadmap to political and societal dysfunction.

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Bribery: The Driving Force Behind Middle Eastern Arms Sales

Corruption runs rampant in U.S. arms deals in the Middle East.

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Trump, the Incomparable Arms Salesman

Right after Iran’s Soleimani was killed, the Saudis arrived at the White House.

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US Tech Transfer: First to China, Now to the Middle East

The shortsightedness of the United States in allowing arms production facilities in Saudi Arabia and the UAE is unbelievable.

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China, the Commerce-First Middle Eastern Power

The standoff between the United States and Iran helps China to build out its energy and trade routes throughout the Middle East.

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Iran Plays Chess, the US Backgammon

The moves on the Iraqi gameboard show that when it comes to warfare, military strategy and conflict management, Iran plays chess while the US plays backgammon.

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