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U.s. Policy And National Interests

Commentary

Stuck in the Middle Eastern Sand: The United States, Asia, and Post-Cold War Threat Inflation

James A. Russell, December 15, 2014

In late 2011, the Obama administration with great fanfare announced its intention to “pivot” (subsequently characterized as a “rebalance”) to ...

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Commentary

CIA Torture Program Damages U.S. Standing in the Region

Middle East Policy Council, December 12, 2014

The release of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program has unleashed, ...

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Journal Essay

The Collapse of Order in the Middle East

Chas W. Freeman, Jr.

Winter 2014, Volume XXI, Number 4

Will Rogers once observed that "when you get into trouble 5,000 miles from home, you've got to have been looking ...

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Journal Essay

Back to Realism for an Enduring U.S.-Saudi Relationship

Robert Mason

Winter 2014, Volume XXI, Number 4

Over the past decade, formerly close U.S.-Saudi relations have been under immense political pressure, in private and increasingly in the ...

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Journal Essay

The Islamic State: From al-Qaeda Affiliate to Caliphate

Ahmed S. Hashim

Winter 2014, Volume XXI, Number 4

The dramatic victories in summer 2014 of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) over rival groups fighting the ...

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Journal Essay

One Man's Terrorist...

Dennis Jett

Winter 2014, Volume XXI, Number 4

In Washington, the road from legislative intent to policy implementation is paved with politics. As a result, where that road ...

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