• Russians Revive MENA Role—With Tacit Okay from US

  • Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the Quest for Stability in the Middle East

  • Is ISIL Really Contained?

  • After the Torture Report: Political and Legal Implications

Russians Revive MENA Role—With Tacit Okay from US

Russians Revive MENA Role—With Tacit Okay from US

Russia has taken a major plunge back into the Middle East and North Africa diplomatic maelstrom with at least tacit approval from Washington. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is keeping US Secretary of State John Kerry informed about Moscow’s renewed ...

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Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the Quest for Stability in the Middle East

Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the Quest for Stability in the Middle East

Two important features characterize the role of the Arab Gulf States (GCC) in the Middle East in the current phase of the history of the region. The first is that the region is obviously going through a transition. The second ...

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Is ISIL Really Contained?

Is ISIL Really Contained?

The claims that the US strategy against ISIL is not effective in containing the terrorist organization are not accurate. The strategy did indeed deprive the organization of its ability to achieve any meaningful strategic victory. Yet, it is also fair ...

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After the Torture Report: Political and Legal Implications

After the Torture Report: Political and Legal Implications

The release of the 500-page executive summary of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIA extreme interrogation techniques has opened up the floodgates of criticism and political and legal fallout that could extend to President Obama’s ...

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