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Middle East Mess
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Cracks Start to Show in Jordan

Washington must work closely with Amman to safeguard the stability of this crucial ally.

Misreading the Middle East
The Costs of Lost US Credibility

If the Obama Administration is truly committed to containing Iran in the wake of the nuclear deal, it needs to understand how others in the region perceive it.

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Lebanon: The Syrian War’s Next Casualty?

The devastation next door, combined with ISIS attacks and rising sectarian tensions at home, could send Lebanon into round two of its civil war.

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Back to the Bad Old Days

Terrorism is taking root along the banks of the Nile, threatening to plunge Egypt into another lost decade.

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Jordan Has a Jihadi Problem Too

Just how large that problem is depends on whom you ask.

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Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.


America’s peculiar system for choosing presidents may help avoid post-election chaos.

Third Debate Recap

Trump shortchanges his supposed signature issue to defend man-crush on Putin.

Frozen Ukraine

The latest round of peace talks only mask Europe’s lack of leverage and commitment in Ukraine.

Asia's Game of Thrones

The Philippine president has now definitively cast his lot with China. How will elites in Manila react?

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