Missile Defense: A Way Forward in the Gulf

America has long wanted its Persian Gulf allies to work together. Now that they're mad at us, it's happening.

Kuwait's Embattled Justice Minister Part of Deeper Terror Finance Problem

An alleged fundraiser for jihadists may be losing his post at the head of Kuwait's Justice Ministry, but the broader problem is far from solved.

Brandishing the American Sword in the Gulf

The tough task of reassuring Persian Gulf allies as Iran advances.

The Gulf's Achilles Heel

Obama urgently needs to push the Saudis to support serious reform in Bahrain.

America in the Gulf: Evolving, Not Leaving

Not weakness, but a changing threat environment.

New Kuwaiti Justice Minister Has Deep Extremist Ties

A prominent Salafist with a history of sectarianism, anti-Semitism, and links to terror finance grabs a key cabinet role.

For America's Gulf Allies, Anxiety Is Not a Plan

Clearer communication—and better coordination—could assuage GCC worries.

Why No Middle Eastern Metternichs?

An inclusive and legitimate regional security agreement could be the answer to the Middle East's most serious problem: an instable order.

Kuwait Elections Won't Stop Drift

As they pick a parliament tomorrow, Kuwaiti voters won't have much to vote for.

Kuwait's Hidden Hand in Syria

The Saudis and Qataris get most of the attention, but Kuwaiti donors also have eagerly opened their purses to Syria's rebels.

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April 16, 2014