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Middle East Mess
Murphy’s Law and Saudi Foreign Policy

With the death of Ali Abdullah Saleh, everything that can go wrong has gone wrong for Saudi foreign policy.

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Follow the Money
The Corruption of Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The testimony of a Turkish banker in a federal court points to enormous corruption at the center of Turkish politics.

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The Black Box of Saudi Politics

Is Mohammed bin Salman’s surprise purge an anti-corruption drive or a consolidation of power? It could be both.

AFTER ISIS
Toward a Civil War in Northern Iraq

With the Iraqi government’s move to retake Kirkuk, it’s time for the U.S. to start planning for just how bad things could get.

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Echo Chamber Redux
The Shameful State of Debate on the Iran Deal

Americans deserve in-depth commentary and analysis about the merits and faults of the Iran nuclear deal. They are not getting it.

Turkey's Nervous Breakdown
The Downfall of the American-Turkish Alliance

The U.S. and Turkey have halted consular services. It’s an unprecedented display of how far the U.S. relationship with Turkey has fallen.

Cabinet Chaos
Seeing the Administration Half Empty

The President can deny reports of internecine staff squabbles all he wants, but the policy and personnel consequences are real.

One Palestine—Complete
Hamas and Fatah Closer to Reconciliation?

After years of false starts, the Palestinians’ two main political factions appear to be making serious moves toward a unity deal.

The Greater Kurdistan Delusion
Tillerson: The United States Does Not Recognize the Kurdish Referendum

As Iraqi Kurdistan’s neighbors tighten the noose, the Administration signals a clear-eyed understanding of the dangers that follow the Kurdish independence vote.

Vision 2030
Saudi Women in the Driver’s Seat at Last

Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive. It’s a real leap for women, but only one very small step for broader reform.

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