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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


Afghanistan

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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


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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


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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


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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

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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

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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


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