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Gulf media wars produce losers, no winners

James M. Dorsey | Feuding Gulf states that have pumped millions of dollars into public diplomacy appear to have done better in damaging the reputations...
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The Gulf crisis: Qatar’s 2022 World Cup moves into the firing...

James M. Dorsey | A French investigation into possible corruption in business deals related to Qatar’s winning of World Cup hosting rights moved the 2022 tournament a...
exceptions

Tehran takes exceptions to new sanctions

News Analysis | Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has vowed to end his country's isolation in his second term. He was sworn in today just a...
Donald J. Trump

Playing with Fire: Trump’s Iran policy risks cloning North Korea

James M. Dorsey | As US President Donald J. Trump gropes with a set of bad options for responding to North Korea’s rapidly expanding nuclear...
Saud

Playing both sides against the middle: Saudi Arabia engages with Iraqi...

James M. Dorsey | Saudi Arabia, with the Islamic State on the ropes in Iraq, is forging ties to Iraqi Shiite leaders and offering to...
Twists

The Twists And Turns Of Indian-Iranian Military Aid To Iraq

Andrew Korybko | Both Great Powers are intensifying their military relations with the war-torn state in the wake of Daesh’s decisive defeat in Mosul, with news...
silliness

Saudi Silliness: Fracas with Qatar and Sectarian Injunction

Adnan Qaiser | In my paper in spring 2017: ‘Radical Islamism: Understanding Extremist Narrative and Mindset,’ I had postulated that all Middle East’s ills lie...
check and mate

It is check and mate for Israel in Golan Heights

M K Bhadrakumar | Israel has suffered a big setback in the Syrian conflict with the deployment of Russian military police in the safe zone...
post-ISIS

Plot thickens in great game over post-ISIS Iraq and Syria

M K Bhadrakumar | The post-ISIS future of Iraq and Syria has been a topic of animated discussion among American think tankers, the assumption being...
Small states

The Gulf crisis: Small states battle it out (SSRN Working Paper...

James M. Dorsey | Abstract Buried in the Gulf crisis is a major development likely to reshape international relations as well as power dynamics in the...
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