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Trump’s Jerusalem Statement May Foreclose any “Outside-In” Initiative with Gulf Arab Countries

Whatever domestic calculations prompted President Donald J. Trump to announce on December 6 that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will move its embassy there from Tel Aviv.

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Is Rapprochement with Israel in Saudi Arabia’s Interest?

Recently, many pieces have been published about the Gulf Arab countries and Israel arguing that: there is a great deal of convergence in the perceptions of both regarding the Iranian threat; there is growing covert security coordination between them against Iran; and the countries have taken modest moves toward the normalization of relations.

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In Search of a Trump Administration Middle East Policy

President Trump's visit to the region raises the question of whether a definitive Trump administration Middle East policy may be starting to take shape

Erdogan Overcomes Opposition – and Economy – to Prevail in Presidential Runoff

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has proved he can win a national election without a successful economy; however, he cannot begin to achieve his vision of Turkish greatness without economic greatness as well.

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