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How the GCC Rift Appears from Jordan

Published on June 26th, 2017 | by Giorgio Cafiero

by Giorgio Cafiero and Shehab al-Makahleh Surrounded by a host of conflict zones and sources of regional instability—from southern Syria to the Egyptian Sinai and western Iraq to Palestine—Jordan conducts a cautious and diplomatic foreign policy ... Read More



Echoes in Syria of Afghanistan in the 1990s

Published on June 26th, 2017 | by Paul Pillar

by Paul R. Pillar The battle for Raqqa is now being waged, and the diverse forces that have been helping to extinguish the self-proclaimed caliphate of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS or IS) soon must face ... Read More



Trump’s Escalations of War in Syria

Published on June 25th, 2017 | by Guest

by Reese Ehrich With its escalation of the undeclared war in Syria, the Trump Administration risks a direct military confrontation with Russia. On June 20, the United States shot down an Iranian drone flying near allied ... Read More



Saudi Arabia to Qatar: Do As We Say, Not As We Do

Published on June 24th, 2017 | by Derek Davison

by Derek Davison More than two weeks after they began boycotting Qatar, four Arab nations—Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates—have presented the Qataris with a list of demands that they say Doha must ... Read More



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

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