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Maybe What Saudi Arabia Needs is a Royal Buyout
Maybe What Saudi Arabia Needs is a Royal Buyout

Would a buyout of the Royal Family benefit Saudi Arabia? By Jack Pearce. (04/25/2018)

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RUSI - Syrian Returning Fighters
RUSI - Syrian Returning Fighters (02/20/2018)


The Fallout pf President Trump’s Decision
The Fallout pf President Trump’s Decision

What are the ramificaitons of President Trump's to recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (12/11/2017)

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Trump’s Iran Policy Only Hurts the US
Trump’s Iran Policy Only Hurts the US

The dangers in decertifying the Iranian deal.  By Shannon Tawoos. (10/16/2017)

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Will BRICS Build the New Syria?
Will BRICS Build the New Syria?

Will BRICS be the funding source for reconstructing Syria? By Elio Azar. (08/25/2017)

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The US Unilateral Strike against Syria: Another Missed Test on the Credibility of the Theory of Resp
The US Unilateral Strike against Syria: Another Missed Test on the Credibility of the Theory of Resp

Analyzing the theory of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in the context of the recent US strike against Syria.  By Dr. Ilja Richard Pavone. (05/05/2017)

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End of nuclear monopoly, Israeli dreams for regional hegemony?
End of nuclear monopoly, Israeli dreams for regional hegemony?

Would the rise of a nuclear Iran restore regional balance and hinder Israel’s hegemonic moves? By Arslan Ayan. (11/30/2016)

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A Safe Haven or Route for New Conflict
A Safe Haven or Route for New Conflict

Analyis of Safe Haven, an explicit favoring of one religion/ ethnic group against another in the face of atrocities committed by ISIS. By Mustafa Akhwand. (09/30/2016)

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Italy and Egypt: from Regeni to Libya, the difficult path towards normalization
Italy and Egypt: from Regeni to Libya, the difficult path towards normalization

What is the road ahead for Italian - Egyptian relations? By Daniele Scalea. (09/26/2016)

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MENA Region: Colonial Dependence versus Regional Interdependence
MENA Region: Colonial Dependence versus Regional Interdependence

MENA colonial historial must be understood to gain a proper understanding of its current circumstances. By Dr. Bendebka Ramzi. (09/05/2016)

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Iran, Saudi Arabia and Mideast Peace
Iran, Saudi Arabia and Mideast Peace

An examination of Iranian-Saudi relations and what they mean for the Middle East peace process. By Dr. Mohammed Nuruzzaman . (08/28/2016)

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Divided by Common Alignment: Jordan and GCC States in the Arab Winter Divided by Common Alignment
Divided by Common Alignment: Jordan and GCC States in the Arab Winter Divided by Common Alignment

Isolating the Gulf region from normal international relations isn't the answer. By Dr. Jack Kalpakian. (04/27/2016)

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The Threat of MANPAD Proliferation
The Threat of MANPAD Proliferation

Shoud Man-Portable Anti-Air Defense (MANPADs) be given to Syrian rebels? By Seth Berman. (04/27/2016

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Modi’s visit to Saudi Arabia
Modi’s visit to Saudi Arabia

Looking at Modi's upcoming visit to the Middle East and what can be accomplished. By K.N. Pandita.  (04/04/2016)

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IA Forum Interview: Prof. Dawn Chatty - Migration and the Middle East
IA Forum Interview: Prof. Dawn Chatty - Migration and the Middle East

In an exerpt from the latest issue of International Affairs Forum,, Professor Dawn Chatty discusses the mi... Read More...



The Likely War Between Iran and Saudi Arabia
The Likely War Between Iran and Saudi Arabia

Analysis of dynamics between Iran and Saudi Arabia, and a call to rebuild a status quo in the Middle East, with the help of the Russian Federation and the United States. By Profe... Read More...



The Recent Death Sentences in Saudi Arabia
The Recent Death Sentences in Saudi Arabia

Underlying issues surrounding recent executions in Saudi Arabia. By Giancarlo Elia Valori. (01/11/2016)

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Is this Palestine’s Arab Spring?
Is this Palestine’s Arab Spring?

Author argues that a quiet Arab Spring is actually underway, let by young Palestinians. By David Allouch. (01/03/2015)

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Middle East: Inching Towards a Sectarian Political Order?
Middle East: Inching Towards a Sectarian Political Order?

Essay examines sectarianism in the Middle East.  By Dr. Mohammed Nuruzzaman. (12/08/2015)

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The Shooting Down of the Russian Plane
The Shooting Down of the Russian Plane

What are the ramifications of the shooting down of a Russian plane by Turkey? By Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori. (12/04/2015)

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Kremlin’s Battling with Islamic State or Search for New Role
Kremlin’s Battling with Islamic State or Search for New Role

What factors are behind the Russian move in Syria? By Sandeep Tripathi. (10/19/2015)

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Leveraging the Iranian Agreement
Leveraging the Iranian Agreement

Thoughts on how to leverage the Iranian Agreement into greater long term, stable productivity in the Middle East.  By Jack Pearce. (10/05/2015)

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The Turkey and US 'Safe Zone' Plan: 3 Questions with Yezid Sayigh, Carnegie Middle East Center
The Turkey and US 'Safe Zone' Plan: 3 Questions with Yezid Sayigh, Carnegie Middle East Center

Yezid Sayigh of the Carnegie Middle East Center discusses the recent Turkish-U.S. plan to create a 'safe zone' in Syria. (08/18/2015)

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The Future of Turkey after the Last Elections: the Kurdish question and the economic outlook
The Future of Turkey after the Last Elections: the Kurdish question and the economic outlook

Where does Turkey stand after its last parliamentary elections?  By Diego Del Priore. (moderndiplomacy.eu, 07/29/2015)

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P5+1, Iran-US Cooperation, and the Future of Iraq
P5+1, Iran-US Cooperation, and the Future of Iraq

Paper explores P5+1 implications. By Jill Ricotta. (07/28/2015)

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Saudi Arabia: The Forgotten Land  of the Arab Spring
Saudi Arabia: The Forgotten Land of the Arab Spring

Paper seeks to explain the underlying reasons for the Saudi government’s success in maintaining power throughout the Arab Spring. By Numan Aksoy. (07/22/2015)

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The Art of Subtle Denial
The Art of Subtle Denial

Sectarian strife in the Muslim world and its ramifications. By K.N. Pandita. (07/02/2015)

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External Article
What is ISIL All About, and what are its Prospects?

An examination of ISIL and where it's heading.  By Jack Pearce. (06/27/2015)

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What to do about Syria?
What to do about Syria?

The best way towards solving Syria is not through military violence. By Dr. Anna Cornelia Beyer

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