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The liberation of the town of Rawa promises the end of a particularly dangerous phase in the history of Iraq. But what the country faces next is a far more complex and potentially fateful struggle.
The perception that the United States is seeking the removal of the North Korean and Iranian governments has negative effects that remain underappreciated in Washington
Under Mohammed bin Salman, Riyadh has morphed into an independent force striking out aggressively at home and adventurously abroad, dragging Washington with them.
In Saudi Arabia, a young prince with limited experience in governance is making an unprecedented bid for control. If he succeeds, the impact could very well change Saudi Arabia and its regional role for years to come.
The recent arrests of several Saudi political figures reinforce long-standing trends toward heightened centralization and more restive public discourse in the kingdom.
The sweeping arrest of royals and officials in Saudi Arabia has removed many of the last checks and balances to executive power in the country.
The arrests of key Saudi figures should be understood in the context of interaction between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s short window for domestic power consolidation and the kingdom’s unsettled regional position.
The Iran Deal may not be perfect but the decision by the Trump Administration weakens oversight mechanisms and causes rifts between America and its European allies.
Egypt temporarily lifted its state of emergency this month, but while this may have seemed to be a victory for the people it was actually a triumph for the security state.
The gap between U.S. rhetoric and action on Assad’s departure has long characterized Washington’s policy toward the Syrian leader.