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Iran Pulls out of Hajj

Tehran withdraws from participation in this year’s pilgrimage to Mecca, furthering fears of sectarian split.

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Saudi Arabia Raises Stakes in Shi’a Showdown

Leading Shi’a cleric’s death sentence upheld by Supreme Court; choice now falls to king.

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Pressuring Pyongyang

An analysis of their trade flows suggests so.


We are greatly saddened here at The American Interest to hear about the death of our friend, colleague, and mentor Zbigniew Brzezinski.

China's Big Money Diplomacy

China wants to help Egypt construct a new capital—but can they follow through?

social norms

The President’s assault on P.C. was at least partly successful. That is both good and bad.

Alliances and Allies

It’s time our allies, and our foreign policy establishment, engage with our President’s worldview on its own terms.

Minya Attack

28 Copts killed in point-blank attack on pilgrims.

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