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What the Saudis Fear

It has little in common with what its American allies fear.

Ruffled Relations with Turkey

How America should handle recent rough patches.

Iran Hardliners Borrow UFO Cult Logo, Release Techno Song

Oh, and they released a bunch of anti-Semitic cartoons, too

Putin's Pertinent Points

The Russian leader's New York Times essay was rightly criticized in places. Yet other portions of his message should not be ignored due to the messenger.

Cultivating Extremists in Egypt

The crackdown might breed terrorism. In the eyes of the generals, that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Falling Off a Cliff in Egypt

The coup has already had alarming consequences.

One Man, One Vote, One Year

Those welcoming coups against Islamist governments should be careful what they wish for.

The Arab Spring and Dashed Hopes in Egypt

Morsi's bad days are caused by the tyranny of high expectations.

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April 16, 2014