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Middle East Reconfigured: Turkey vs. Iran vs. Saudi Arabia

Middle East Reconfigured: Turkey vs. Iran vs. Saudi Arabia

| September 13, 2013

The Arab Spring has recalibrated the regional system by ushering in a tri-axial Middle East: a Turkey-Kurdish-Muslim Brotherhood axis; an Iran-Shiite axis; a Saudi Arabia-pro-status quo monarchies axis.

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Gulf Islamists Irked as Monarchs back Egypt’s Generals

Gulf Islamists Irked as Monarchs back Egypt’s Generals

| August 27, 2013

A scuffle broke the reflective atmosphere of Friday prayers in Riyadh’s al-Ferdous mosque after the imam deplored the recent bloody crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood protesters by the military in nearby Egypt.

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The Failed Grand Strategy in the Middle East

The Failed Grand Strategy in the Middle East

| August 24, 2013

The Obama administration had a grand strategy in the Middle East. It was well intentioned, carefully crafted and consistently pursued. Unfortunately, it failed.

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