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Strange Bedfellows
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Israel’s Diplomatic Push in the Middle East

The Israelis are reaching out to Arabs, Africans and Europeans to work out matters of common concern.

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Egyptian FM Makes Surprise Trip to Jerusalem, Pushes Peace

Israeli-Gulf Arab is key to understanding the Middle East today.

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Bibi Bats Eyelashes at the Saudis

Despite the peace conference opening in Paris today, the best hope for Mid-East peace rests with Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

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Backdoor Ratification

More signs of a thaw: a deal with Egypt makes Saudi Arabia responsible for part of the 1979 Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty.

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Grand Bargain Afoot Between Turkey, Israel, and Gulf Arabs?

A declaration from Ankara opens a door—but a regional anti-Iran coalition would be very tough to pull off.

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Israel to Lift Blockade in Return for Hamas Ceasefire

The deal, if real, could be a sign that the Sunnis and Israelis are getting seriously close to a united front against Iran.

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China Sends Russia Love but Not Money

Beijing is not letting its feelings get in the way of good business.

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Turkey's Spymaster Meets Imprisoned PKK Chief, Promises Peace

A secret meeting between a Turkish spymaster and a Kurdish militant leader on a prison island—it’s a dramatic scene, and a promising sign of rapprochement between two old enemies.

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Political Economy

If America’s economic momentum persists, Trump may once again prove harder to stop than his opponents imagine.

Reforming China

Even a Chinese state think tank speaks the ugly truth.

Higher Ed Shake Up

Ten months of code camp beats four years of ‘business communications’.

Middle East Aflame

General Mattis wants an early chance to roll back Iranian gains in the region, and despite the risks, Yemen seems like a tempting place to start.

Development in Africa

Events in Ivory Coast remind us that rising expectations produce more revolutions than poverty.


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