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Middle East Mess
What Happened to the “Resistance Axis”?

Bad things sometimes happen to bad people—like the unholy alliance of Iran, Syria, Hezbollah, and Hamas.

The Middle East
Egypt and Qatar: Frenemies?

Qatar may have dialed back its support for Islamist movements, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be best friends again with Egypt and the Gulf states.

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Can the U.S. Help End the Intra-GCC Rift?

For years the United States has relied on the Gulf Cooperation Council as a force multiplier and an oasis of stability in a volatile part of the world, but internal disagreements are now threatening the GCC’s unity.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

Putin on a show?

Russia’s advantage in Syria is a matter of political will, not technical capability.

Higher Education Watch

Colleges make resident assistants “mandatory reporters” for potential Title IX violations.

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