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The Gulf crisis: A battle of megalomaniacs

James M. Dorsey | There are fundamental problems in trying to learn lessons or draw conclusions from the Gulf crisis for the role of small...

Gulf crisis: A new tale or a recap of the Southeast...

James M. Dorsey | Two competing visions of ensuring regime survival are battling it out in the Gulf. To Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates,...

Gulf crisis: Is Saudi Arabia the only bad guy here?

James M. Dorsey | A Saudi and UAE-led campaign to force Qatar to halt its support for Islamists and militants is little else than a...

Hassan Rouhani re-elected as President: Will he be able to reform...

News Analysis | Iran's reformist President Hassan Rouhani has emphatically won the country's presidential election, according to official results, fending off a challenge by the rival, Ebrahim...

Saudi ultra-conservatives take anti-reform stand on women’s sports

James M. Dorsey | Saudi Arabia’s, ultra conservative, Shura or Advisory Council, in a sign that the kingdom is polarized over Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s...

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