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The US Retreats, Russia Advances in Crises Square – Syria, Iraq, Iran and Turkey

The US Retreats, Russia Advances in Crises Square – Syria, Iraq, Iran and Turkey

Things are happening very fast in the rectangle of Syria, Iraq, Turkey, and Iran. Rapid events in this geographic rectangle reveal the complexity of the situation there. The US, Russia, regional players, conflicting ideologies and interests, violence, haunting images, war, ...

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US-Saudi Relations: Where to?

US-Saudi Relations: Where to?

The last few years have been a watershed in the ties of the two close allies: Saudi Arabia and the United States. The question now is: Are there structural reasons in the future course of the two countries, defined by ...

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Obama Re-enters the Libya War

Obama Re-enters the Libya War

On August 1, the US Air Force conducted targeted bombings of Sirte, Libya, flying out of the Naval Air Station at Sigonella, Sicily. President Obama personally announced the beginning of the bombing campaign, which was requested by the Libyan Government ...

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The Future of the GCC: Some Preliminary Thoughts

The Future of the GCC: Some Preliminary Thoughts

The rise of Iran, just a stone’s throw from the Arab Gulf countries, combined with the fall of oil prices which pressures those countries to diversify their economies, and the threats of regional instability, all this together is destined to ...

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