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Iran-Saudi Rivalry
Iran-Saudi Rivalry
Will Pakistan Side with Saudi Arabia against Iran?

The army wants a tougher anti-Iran line than the civilian politicians and, if history is any guide, we should expect that the army will get what it wants.

Iran-Saudi Rivalry
UN Tries to Tackle “Ticking Bomb” of Yemen

Representatives of the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels and the Saudi-backed President in exile are in their second day of U.N. sponsored peace talks in Geneva. Expectations are low.

Iran-Saudi Rivalry
Is Saudi Arabia Offering an Olive Branch to Iran?

Saudi Arabia has invited Iran to diplomatic talks in Riyadh. That’s a big change. But given the rampant duplicity in Middle East diplomacy, that could just as easily signal that the situation is getting more tense, not less.

Iran-Saudi Rivalry
Saudi-Pakistani Relationship Brightens Under the Missile-toe

U.S.-Saudi relations have been hovering barely above the sand in recent months, and Riyadh is showing an increasing willingness to pursue its regional goals without Washington’s oversight. The attendance of a Pakistani General to yesterday’s massive Saudi military parade suggests a closer relationship between the two regional powers. Iran will not be pleased.

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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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