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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

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Israel must figure out the true cost of occupation

As expected, the Iran nuclear deal is reshaping the strategic landscape of the Middle East. This article originally appeared in The National.

Crash of Ayatollah Khamenei's Succession Plans

Regardless of who becomes Iran’s next president or who succeeds Khamenei as head of state, there is little prospect for significant change in Iran's foreign and security policy.

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