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Misreading the Middle East
Misreading the Middle East
The Costs of Lost US Credibility

If the Obama Administration is truly committed to containing Iran in the wake of the nuclear deal, it needs to understand how others in the region perceive it.

Misreading the Middle East
Saudi Troops Amass Along Yemeni Border

Fearing a spillover from the ongoing sectarian battle in neighboring Yemen, Saudi Arabia has positioned military forces along the Yemeni border.

Misreading the Middle East
A Comprehensive Failure in Yemen

President Obama’s record of miscalculation in the Middle East continues with Yemen going up in flames. But the White House appears unflustered.

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Theft in Broad Daylight

This is not your everyday bank failure in Russia.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As he heads to Japan, Duterte is once again denouncing U.S. military involvement in the Pacific. Can Tokyo push back?

The Cracks Start to Widen

Again, the question supporters of the law will have to answer centers on sustainability: is the health system that Obamacare establishes something that can really last?

Crude Economics

That OPEC production cut is going to have to fall on the Saudis’ shoulders—if it’s to happen at all.

Egypt in Turmoil

The West is ignoring an ongoing crisis in Egypt, as painful austerity measures stoke outrage against the Sisi government.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

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