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Obama Meeting With King Abdullah Deepened Tensions

Obama Meeting With King Abdullah Deepened Tensions

The long-anticipated meeting between President Obama and King Abdullah was contentious, according to MEB sources contacted just hours after the visit.  While no definitive answer was given during the course of the meeting, the Obama Administration had decided, in advance ...

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How Long Will Al Sissi Remain in Power?

How Long Will Al Sissi Remain in Power?

One of the main questions in the rush of breathtaking events of the last three years in Egypt is whether Abdel Fatah Al Sissi can do what his two predecessors failed to do: remain in power.  The widespread doubts about ...

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Maliki’s Stubborn Sectarianism: ISIL Prepares a Wave of Terror inside Baghdad

Maliki’s Stubborn Sectarianism: ISIL Prepares a Wave of Terror inside Baghdad

Iraq’s relations with Gulf Arab states avoided another low point when Oman and Kuwait convinced Gulf leaders joining the Arab League summit on March 25th to freeze a call by Saudi Arabia that would have reprimanded Baghdad for its accusations that Saudi Arabia and Qatar are assisting terrorists in the Anbar region. ...

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Erdogan Faces Election Showdown—Inside the AKP

Erdogan Faces Election Showdown—Inside the AKP

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is facing a vote of confidence in the March 30 local elections that could rapidly lead to his replacement. His problems do not solely rest with the opposition Republican Peoples Party (CHP) which has strong candidates challenging ...

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