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Middle East Strategy
Middle East Strategy
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With “Friends” Like Iran…

The United States must choose between embracing Iran, the world’s largest state sponsor of terror, or bolstering its alliance with a gradually reforming Saudi Arabia.

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Saudi Arabia Recalibrates

Saudi Arabia has adjusted its Middle East strategy to a remarkable degree in the last six months. But lurking beneath the surface are tensions that could result in another big rift between Riyadh and Washington.

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Putin's Retirement Plan?

The sanctioned Russian bank VTB, a Kremlin favorite, had a critical role to play in the sale of a government oil company stake last month. Cui bono?

the grass is always greener

The GOP has spent altogether too much energy raging against the Affordable Care Act and altogether too little developing and building support for alternatives.

Law & Order

A new study estimates just how much police reduce crime rates.

Crude Economics

It’s not enough to balance supply and demand—petrostates need to contend with crude in storage, as well.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Do the defense minister’s words signify a rift within Manila’s top leadership?

Post-EU

Over the weekend, PEOTUS assured Britain of a speedy bilateral trade deal as soon as he’s in office. If things go well for Britain, look to some other wavering EU countries to start looking at their options.

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