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Crown Princes: Was the DC Trip Worth It?

Published on May 15th, 2015 | by Emile Nakhleh

by Emile Nakhleh As Gulf Arab crown princes and emirs sat around the table with President Barack Obama in Washington and at Camp David this week, Gulf media and experts opined whether the trip would produce tangible ... Read More



Saudi Arabia—This is Leadership?

Published on May 14th, 2015 | by Guest

by Graham E. Fuller President Obama has good reason to try to reassure GCC leaders this week at Camp David that America has not abandoned them; they represent an important economic force. But they cannot, as ... Read More



Currying Favor at Camp David

Published on May 14th, 2015 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar As crown princes and other leaders of Arab monarchies of the Persian Gulf meet this week with President Obama, the first thing to keep in mind as background to this encounter is ... Read More



Rubio’s Biggest Donor Funded West Bank Settlement

Published on May 13th, 2015 | by Eli Clifton

by Eli Clifton Last week I touched on Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) largely unnoticed Senate resolution demanding a “swift and transparent” investigation into the death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman. The resolution, which also accused Argentina’s ... Read More



US-GCC Summit: Agenda Overload, Leaders at Odds

Published on May 13th, 2015 | by Wayne White

by Wayne White Statements after the current summit between the United States and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will likely be upbeat. But they will obscure the difficult-to-resolve tensions during the May 13-14 talks. Iranian nuclear ... Read More



Two Weeks in Syrian Purgatory

Published on May 12th, 2015 | by Guest

by Charles Davis When the Arab Spring came to Syria and people rose up to protest the rule of hereditary dictator Bashar al-Assad, their calls for reform were met with bullets. Liberal activists disappeared in regime ... Read More



The Glimmers of a New Afghanistan?

Published on May 12th, 2015 | by Guest

by Ann Jones I went to Kabul, Afghanistan, in March to see old friends.  By chance, I arrived the day after a woman had been beaten to death and burned by a mob of young men.  ... Read More

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