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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.

Middle East Strategy
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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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"Peak" Oil?

The UK may have just found its biggest new reserve of offshore crude this century.

Land of the Rising Gun

Shinzo Abe is not letting the North Korean crisis go to waste.

Recovery?

The Obama Recovery didn’t do much for the housing sector.

Suburbanization

Will we see a third ring of suburbs?

Asia's Game of Thrones

Time will tell if this strategy will backfire, generating more pushback from potential allies like South Korea.

Not Dead Yet

But this weekend’s protests, impressive as they were, are a long way from constituting a lasting threat to Putin’s power.

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