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The Houthis, Saudi Arabia and the War in Yemen

by Bernard Haykelvia The Caravan
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The conflict in Yemen is poorly understood in the United States. The general view in policy and government circles is that Saudi Arabia is the principal cause of the crisis, and that if the Saudis can be made to stop their military campaign against the Houthi rebel movement, the war would end quickly. 

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Gulf Politics And The Nuclear Deal

by Dania Koleilat Khatibvia The Caravan
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The core state in the Arabian Peninsula is Saudi Arabia. The rest are small countries with less than one million citizens each. Hence, if we want to talk about Gulf policy towards Iran we need to talk about Saudi policy.

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Are Iraq’s Gates Opening Wider For Iran?

by Alma Keshavarzvia The Caravan
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Iran has been a state sponsor of terrorism since 1984. Through the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Qods Force, Iran has forged relationships with like-minded militias in neighboring countries, but primarily in Iraq.


Why Iran Matters For American National Interest

by Russell A. Bermanvia The Caravan
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The negotiations in Vienna about a return to the JCPOA are continuing, at least as of this writing in late May. Perhaps there will be a breakthrough soon, one way or another, even before this Caravan goes to press, or the talks may drag on into the summer until a compromise is reached or until one side decides to call it quits.

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Whither The JCPOA With Iran

by James Jeffreyvia The Caravan
Friday, June 11, 2021

Within the next several weeks the United States and its partners could well agree with Iran for the ‘return’ of the U.S. and Iran to the provisions of the 2015 “Joint Comprehensive Program of Action” or JCPOA regulating Iran’s nuclear programs.

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Israel's Grand Strategy

interview with Assaf Orion, Russell A. Bermanvia The Caravan Notebook
Wednesday, June 2, 2021

A discussion with Brigadier General (ret) Assaf Orion of the Israeli Defense Forces.

In the News

Iran Clears Way For Hard-Line Judiciary Chief To Become President

quoting Abbas Milanivia The New York Times
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Potential rivals to Ebrahim Raisi, Ayatollah Khamenei’s favored choice, were barred from the June 18 election, and the remaining candidates do not present a serious challenge.

In the News

Navigating The Culture Wars With Douglas Murray And Ayaan Hirsi Ali

mentioning Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Eventbrite
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Join Douglas Murray and Ayaan Hirsi Ali, as the pair discuss her new book: Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women’s Rights.

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Libertarian: Conflict In The Middle East

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Understanding the contours of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Analysis and Commentary

The West’s Diplomatic Song-And-Dance About Palestinian Arab Violence

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

And as usual, it will be the Israelis who pay for that routine with their blood.