Politics

Super Tuesday Election Results Shake Up Democratic Nomination Race

2020 Mar 09

here is an old political adage that says, “a week is an eternity in politics.” That adage was no truer than this week. A week ago, Vice President Biden’s bid for the Democratic presidential nomination seemed dead.

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What will happen to Iraqi Shiite militias after one key leader’s death?

2020 Mar 08

The decision to kill General Qasem Soleimani has received widespread attention. However, another important Iranian military leader, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, was also killed in the attack. Ranj Alaaldin explains why

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How Important Will Middle Eastern Politics Be in the U.S. Election This Year?

2020 Mar 07

A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.

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The U.S. Government Is Vulnerable to Virus Chaos

2020 Mar 06

Reshaping institutions and funding can help save lives.

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A Pandemic of Deglobalization?

2020 Mar 03

At this stage, there is no telling how bad the COVID-19 epidemic will become before the contagion subsides or an effective, widely available vaccine is rolled out.

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The Middle East and North Africa over the next decade: Key challenges and policy options

2020 Mar 03

MENA POLICYMAKERS MUST LAUNCH A NEW GOVERNANCE REFORM AGENDA

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Will an attack on Turkish troops in Syria change the course of the war?

2020 Mar 02

The battle for Idlib is raising fears of a big-power conflict

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A European Strategy Is Missing in Action

2020 Mar 02

While the single market is a valuable asset, it cannot be Europes sole frame of reference. To become an effective strategic actor, the EU must make the most of all of the tools at its disposal, and that requires developing a compelling strategic vision an

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Another Year of Living Dangerously

2020 Jan 25

Governments, and ultimately people, can reverse the alarming trends of 2019. But 2020 will be another year of living dangerously if short-term policies continue to be pursued at the expense of long-term vision.

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Up Without Arms

2019 Dec 18

The Arab uprisings of 2019 are stages in a political struggle that is likely to continue.

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An Expiry Date for Despots?

2019 Dec 11

A new wave of Arab uprisings suggests that the authoritarian bargain of the past may be collapsing.

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Can Iran Outlast Trump?

2019 Dec 11

Rather than attempting to beat Iran into submission with escalating economic sanctions, the international community should be attempting to guide it toward greater openness...

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