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U.s. Policy And National Interests

Commentary

U.S. Drone Strike Kills Taliban Leader in Pakistan

Middle East Policy Council, May 26, 2016

The targeted killing of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor in Pakistan by a U.S. drone strike, less than ...

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Journal Essay

Globalization and Its Discontents in the MENA Region

Robert Springborg

Summer 2016, Volume XXIII, Number 2

The great wave of globalization that welled up as the Cold War was ending and peaked with the 2008-09 global ...

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Hill Forum

The Saudi-Iranian Rivalry and the Obama Doctrine

, April 12, 2016

The following is a transcript of the eighty-fourth in a series of Capitol Hill conferences convened by the Middle East ...

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Commentary

John Kerry Confronts Concerns of Arab States After Iran Nuclear Deal

David E. Sanger | New York Times, April 7, 2016

MANAMA, Bahrain — A year after he struck the outlines of a nuclear deal with Iran, Secretary of State John ...

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Speech

The End of the American Empire

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, April 2, 2016

I’m here to talk about the end of the American empire. But before I do I want to ...

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Speech

America's Persian and Arabian Wars

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.), March 4, 2016

Sometime between 460 and 450 B.C.E., Herodotus wrote The Persian Wars, his account of the Greeks' two wars with the ...

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