Despite forecasts that Libya could soon produce one million barrels of oil per day, the nation is falling apart. How is this possible?
If ISIS were to expand its operations and strike Israel, it certainly may regret it...
Despite the apparent diplomatic “green shoots” between Iran and Saudi Arabia, these two Persian Gulf petro-powers are not strategically poised for détente any time soon.
Regional circumstances and safeguarding its interests, not ideology, have shaped Tehran’s approach to Sunni militants. The rise of ISIS, however, is upsetting this blueprint.
Such a depressing track record needs to be kept firmly in mind, as the usual suspects hype the ISIS threat and insist that the United States “cannot stand by and do nothing.”
"America’s and China’s major interests in the Middle East are nearly perfectly aligned."
"The fact is groups like ISIS always think and act in terms of both local and global ambitions..."
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