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The GCC’s Security Dilemma

Published on October 24th, 2014 | by Mark N. Katz

by Mark N. Katz The states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)—Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman—are frustrated. Four of them—Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE—have vast quantities of ... Read More



How Does Israel Assess the Threat Posed by ISIS?

Published on October 24th, 2014 | by Derek Davison

by Derek Davison A former senior analyst for Mossad, Yossi Alpher, told an audience in Washington Thursday that Israel sees the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) as an “urgent” national security concern, but the context of ... Read More



The Roots of Recurring Iranian-Pakistani Tensions

Published on October 23rd, 2014 | by Shireen Hunter

by Shireen T. Hunter In the past two weeks, relations between Tehran and Islamabad appear to have deteriorated again over border clashes and terrorist attacks in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchistan province located close to the Pakistani-Iranian ... Read More



Central Asia Hurting as Russia’s Ruble Sinks

Published on October 22nd, 2014 | by Guest

by David Trilling and Timur Toktonaliev Pensioner Jyparkul Karaseyitova says she cannot afford meat anymore. At her local bazaar in Kyrgyzstan’s capital, Bishkek, the price for beef has jumped 9 percent in the last six weeks. ... Read More

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