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In Tehran, All Eyes on North Korea

In Tehran, All Eyes on North Korea

Developments on the Korean peninsula will almost certainly influence calculations made in Washington and Tehran.
The Somaliazation of Syria

The Somaliazation of Syria

Unless a tactical shift in the balance of power occurs, it is unlikely that either the regime or the rebels will gain control of Syria's entire territory.
China’s Sudan Challenge

China's Sudan Challenge

Can China manage an effective partnership with both Sudans?
The Dreams and Dilemmas of Iraqi Kurdistan

The Dreams and Dilemmas of Iraqi Kurdistan

Amidst the Middle East's ongoing conflicts and turmoil, the Kurds of northern Iraq may come out on top with an independent state.
Hamas in the New Middle East

Hamas in the New Middle East

The Arab Awakening has made short work of Hamas' longstanding alliance with Bashar al-Assad.
Hezbollah Hedges Its Bets on Assad

Hezbollah Hedges Its Bets on Assad

Although Hezbollah has been a strong ally of Bashar al-Assad, there are signs the Lebanese group is preparing for a future without him.
Saudi Arabia and Qatar: Dueling Monarchies

Saudi Arabia and Qatar: Dueling Monarchies

Qatar has supported revolution abroad while Saudi Arabia anchors down the authoritarian regional order.
Can Egypt Chart Its Own Course?

Can Egypt Chart Its Own Course?

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has proved willing to act independently of Washington, but he's not about to leave the fold.
Who Will Govern Syrian Kurdistan?

Who Will Govern Syrian Kurdistan?

Although the prospects for an independent state in Syrian Kurdistan remain dim, unprecedented Kurdish autonomy will likely result from the conflict
Syria’s Sectarian Echoes in Turkey

Syria's Sectarian Echoes in Turkey

The radicalization and internationalization of Syria's armed opposition have exacerbated the fears of Turkey's minority communities.
Understanding the Standoff in Mali

Understanding the Standoff in Mali

The prospects for a new war in the Sahel appear increasingly probable.
Review: China and the Persian Gulf

Review: China and the Persian Gulf

China and the United States compete for influence in the Persian Gulf, but they also have overlapping interests in the region.
Beyond Libya’s Election

Beyond Libya's Election

Libya's first democratic election went comparatively smoothly. But it's what comes next that poses the greater challenge.
Will Syria Cause a Divorce Between Iran and Turkey?

Will Syria Cause a Divorce Between Iran and Turkey?

Turkey and Iran don't see eye to eye on Syria. But their mutual interests in other arenas temper their disagreements.
Is Qatar’s Foreign Policy Sustainable?

Is Qatar's Foreign Policy Sustainable?

Qatar's foreign policy is ambitious, creative, and rife with ambiguity.
Review: Eclipse of the Sunnis

Review: Eclipse of the Sunnis

Iraq's future depends on a reconciliation between the Maliki government and the Sunni refugees who have fled to neighboring countries.
Resurgent Arab Nationalism in Egypt?

Resurgent Arab Nationalism in Egypt?

The Nasserite candidate Hamdeen Sabahi came in third in the first round of the Egyptian presidential election. Is his Dignity Party the wave of the future?
Syria: America vs. Israel?

Syria: America vs. Israel?

Washington should remember the lessons of blowback and avoid intervention in Syria.
Review: The Islamists Are Coming

Review: The Islamists Are Coming

A new book looks at the implications of the rise of political Islam in the Middle East and North Africa.

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