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Misreading the Middle East
Misreading the Middle East
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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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Pressuring Pyongyang

An analysis of their trade flows suggests so.

RIP

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.

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