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Balancing Iran
Balancing Iran
U.S.-Iran Nuclear Talks Imperiled by Middle East Chaos

The conflict in Syria and its increasingly wide-ranging spillover threaten everything going on in the region, including U.S. efforts to forge a serious nuclear deal with Iran.

Balancing Iran
Key Saudi Ally Visits Pakistan, Promises Investment

In a recent visit Bahrain’s King hinted at the possibility of large investments in Pakistan. Is this another sign that Pakistan is aligning with the Gulf States against Iran?

Balancing Iran
Iran Warns Pakistan: Free Our Captured Guards or Else

Sunni militants in Pakistan recently kidnapped several Iranian border guards in a cross-border raid. Will Tehran’s increasingly belligerent demands to Islamabad for their return push Pakistan and Saudi Arabia even closer together?

Balancing Iran
Gulf Arabs Embrace Pakistan

A new energy deal between Pakistan and Qatar suggests that Gulf Arabs are moving closer to Pakistan in an attempt to balance a rising Iran.

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Putin's Patronage

The rebound of Russia’s largest oil company appears to be a major success story, but the truth is more complicated.

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Jason Willick on the inadequacy of the donor class vision for the Republican Party.

Regulate Don't Kill

Trying to apply blue model thinking to post-blue problems is foolish.

A New Cud to Chew

Feeding cows seaweed could cut out 99 percent of their methane emissions.

Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

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