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Russia and GCC Security

Russia and GCC Security

According to Russia’s RIA Novosti, Russia is willing to mediate between Saudi Arabia and Iran in order to lower tension in the Middle East. A source in Moscow’s Foreign Ministry was quoted by the news service on April 11 as ...

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Iran Nuclear Deal: Impact on Asymmetric Warfare in the Middle East

Iran Nuclear Deal: Impact on Asymmetric Warfare in the Middle East

The rise of any kind of a moderate Iranian outlook, as was expected, creates a stiffer resistance from the traditionalists and hardliners in Iran. This tension will ultimately reach its breaking point. The content of what emerges after this breaking ...

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Washington Debates a Not-So-Inevitable Policy Shift

Washington Debates a Not-So-Inevitable Policy Shift

A fierce debate is underway inside the American foreign policy establishment over how to correct the Obama Administration’s terribly flawed Middle East policy, when the next tenant moves into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in January 2017. Two “non-partisan” think tanks have ...

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Easiest Way to Untie the Assad Knot: Say Loudly You Just did

Easiest Way to Untie the Assad Knot: Say Loudly You Just did

Washington and Moscow are moving quietly to implement their “shared” view on Syria. Taking a look at the contacts between the UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura and Secretary John Kerry on the one hand, and Syria’s opposition and its ...

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