Emir’s Death Leaves Kuwait Vulnerable to Gulf Rivals

2020 Oct 03

From family competition and parliamentary rumblings to potential friction with various neighbors, the oil-rich U.S. ally may face a challenging transition.


Kuwait’s Emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, Has Died

2020 Oct 02

Spot analysis from Carnegie scholars on events relating to the Middle East and North Africa.


Battle for the Soul of the US Supreme Court

2020 Oct 02

The death of the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, last week is more than another fight over nominating and approving a new Supreme Court...


Is America’s Global Prestige Growing, Shrinking, or about the Same?

2020 Oct 01

It appears that the survey was delayed bringing the results out closer to the US presidential election to impact them.


Will the US Military Intervene in the 2020 Election?

2020 Sep 05

As the November presidential election grows nearer, the number of theories about what will happen continue to grow. Charges about fraudulent ballots ...


Saudi-Pakistan Rift Develops Over India

2020 Aug 29

On August 17, Pakistani army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Saudi Arabia to meet with Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman, younger brother to the


Biden Picks a Running Mate

2020 Aug 25

The last piece for the 2020 presidential election has been put in place – the choice of Biden’s vice-presidential running mate. The choice is junior California Senator Kamala Harris


The Other Global Power Shift

2020 Aug 12

The world is increasingly obsessed with the ongoing power struggle between the US and China. But the technology-driven shift of power away from states to transnational actors....


Is China Helping Saudi Arabia to Build a Nuclear Bomb?

2020 Aug 08

Until Journal reporters asked the Saudis for comment, Riyadh had not acknowledged the existence of the plant. In terms of international protocols, that’s sort of OK but it suggests a lack of openness inconsistent with peaceful intent.


Navigating a Growing Chinese Influence in Iraqi Kurdistan

2020 Aug 04

The former prime ministers statement also shows how Asia has changed from a geographical term into a political and civilizational concept.


Divisions in Iraqi Kurdistan Are Costing the United States a Reliable Partner

2020 Aug 03

If Kurdish leaders do not find a way to get beyond petty squabbles and into governing, they will be unable to pull the KRI out of its current nosedive or put their relationship with Washington on more solid ground.


When China Met Iran

2020 Jul 29

A growing partnership between America’s main Middle East adversary and Asia’s rising superpower bears careful watching in Washington.


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