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Iran: The Road to War?

Published on June 22nd, 2017 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer The Saudi war in Yemen is really directed at…Iran. Donald Trump’s first overseas visit to Saudi Arabia and Israel was specifically targeted at…Iran. The Saudi-led isolation of Qatar is actually about…Iran. The escalation ... Read More



Is the Saudi Prince Up to His New Job?

Published on June 22nd, 2017 | by Thomas Lippman

by Thomas W. Lippman The audacious young prince of Saudi Arabia known as MbS owns it all now, for better or worse. As a wisecracking American might say, “Good luck with that.” With his elevation Wednesday ... Read More



Trump’s Love Affair With the Saudis

Published on June 21st, 2017 | by Guest

by William Hartung At this point, it’s no great surprise when Donald Trump walks away from past statements in service to some impulse of the moment. Nowhere, however, has such a shift been more extreme or ... Read More


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Blundering Into Yet Another Middle East War

Published on June 21st, 2017 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe and Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio The Washington elite is waking up to the increasingly real possibility that the Trump administration may be moving the country into yet another Middle East war. And ... Read More


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Libya’s Islamists and Their Qatari Backers Under the Gun

Published on June 20th, 2017 | by Giorgio Cafiero

by Giorgio Cafiero and Dr. Theodore Karasik Six years ago, Qatar’s “pro-Arab Spring” foreign policy helped shape Libyan history. As a member of the NATO-led military intervention against Muammar Gaddafi’s regime, Qatar attacked the Libyan Arab ... Read More

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