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Time to Reset US Policy in the South Caucasus

Published on June 23rd, 2017 | by Guest

by Richard Sokolsky and Paul Stronski Geopolitical conditions in the South Caucasus have experienced a substantial shift in recent years. Accordingly, the Trump Administration needs to adjust assumptions in advancing American interests in the region to make the ... Read More



Qatar and the Lack of U.S. Strategy

Published on June 22nd, 2017 | by Robert E. Hunter

by Robert E. Hunter The most recent crisis in the Persian Gulf, pitting Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates against Qatar, is underscoring a basic requirement: that at long last the United States should begin ... Read More



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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