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All in the Family, Saudi Style

Published on October 15th, 2015 | by Thomas Lippman

by Thomas W. Lippman Not since the royal power struggle of the 1950s have the rivalries and conflicts within the ruling family of Saudi Arabia burst into public view as they have in the past two weeks. ... Read More


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Changing Course on Economy in Iran

Published on October 15th, 2015 | by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani

by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani On October 13, Iran’s parliament approved the July 14 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and the Council of Guardians granted final approval a day later. The parliament ... Read More


Yemen

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Yemen: Tell Me How This Ends

Published on October 14th, 2015 | by Guest

by James Spencer “Tell me how this ends,” then-Major General Petraeus reportedly asked during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. This was a surprising question, since none other than former Secretary of Defense and then-Vice President Dick Cheney ... Read More


Analysis

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Parliamentary Drama in Tehran

Published on October 14th, 2015 | by Farideh Farhi

by Farideh Farhi This week has been one of high drama at Iran’s Parliament (Majles). After the Tuesday passage of a bill giving the government permission to “voluntarily implement” the recent nuclear deal—the Joint Comprehensive Plan of ... Read More


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Don’t Ally with Saudi Arabia against Russia

Published on October 14th, 2015 | by Eldar Mamedov

by Eldar Mamedov While the usual suspects flood the US media with ideas on how to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over his audacious move in Syria, the European Parliament adopted a new resolution on October 8 on the human rights ... Read More


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