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Whatever’s Happening In The Gulf Is Probably About Iran

Published on March 11th, 2014 | by Derek Davison

by Derek Davison Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain all recalled their ambassadors from Qatar last Wednesday, citing Qatar’s support for organizations and individuals that threaten “the security and stability of the Gulf states”: ... Read More


US Foreign Policy

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The Voice

Published on March 10th, 2014 | by Tom Engelhardt

How Obama Became a Publicist for His Presidency (Rather Than the President) by David Bromwich Like many days, March 3rd saw the delivery of a stern opinion by President Obama. To judge by recent developments in Ukraine, ... Read More


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Ukraine Primer II: Developments Through March 9

Published on March 9th, 2014 | by Derek Davison

by Derek Davison This is the second in a series of primers on the fast-moving situation in Ukraine, and covers events from March 2 through March 9. For more background on the situation, please see part ... Read More


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Saudi Arabia: Sulking in the Tent

Published on March 8th, 2014 | by Thomas Lippman

by Thomas W. Lippman The rulers of Saudi Arabia are becoming masters of a diplomatic style best described as sulking in the tent. If a country or organization is not performing in a way that suits ... Read More


Russia

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What are Russia’s Options in Ukraine?

Published on March 7th, 2014 | by Mark N. Katz

by Mark N. Katz Now that Russian forces have taken Crimea away from Ukraine, what will President Vladimir Putin do next? There’s one thing he clearly will not do, and that’s give Crimea back to Kiev, ... Read More


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AIPAC’s Plan C on Iran Diplomacy Blunted

Published on March 6th, 2014 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe It’s been a difficult annual policy conference for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and its hopes of getting Congress to set the toughest possible conditions on any final nuclear agreement between ... Read More


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Ukraine vs. 1941 Yugoslavia: Choices & Consequences

Published on March 6th, 2014 | by Wayne White

by Wayne White Most historic parallels are far from perfect. Yet regarding what transpired in Ukraine leading up to the current crisis, an episode from World War II does seem instructive about the risks associated with ... Read More


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