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The Shi'a Shore
The Shi'a Shore
The Sunni-Shi'a Conflict Heads to the Red Sea

Yemen’s Shi’a Houthi rebels seized a port on the Bab al-Mandab Strait, which has a controlling strategic position on the Red Sea. Egypt, Saudi, and the UAE worry that this could give Iran control of the Red Sea as well as the Gulf.

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Reefer Madness

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America’s peculiar system for choosing presidents may help avoid post-election chaos.

Third Debate Recap

Trump shortchanges his supposed signature issue to defend man-crush on Putin.

Frozen Ukraine

The latest round of peace talks only mask Europe’s lack of leverage and commitment in Ukraine.

Asia's Game of Thrones

The Philippine president has now definitively cast his lot with China. How will elites in Manila react?

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