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Battlefield Realities Overshadow Some Core Yemeni Concerns in Peace Process

With multiple interests at play, peacemaking in Yemen is a complex problem that goes beyond one party's willingness to take action.

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Russia’s Expanding Cooperation with Gulf Arab Countries on Syria

Russia hopes that engaging Gulf Arab countries could encourage their investments in Syria’s reconstruction process and facilitate Syria’s return to the Arab League.

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Libya 10 Years After the NATO Intervention: U.N. Report Explains Challenges

The U.N. Panel of Experts report illustrates exactly how militarized Libya remains today as well as how unsuccessful the international community has been in combatting foreign interference.

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Arar Border Opening: Saudi Arabia Steps Up Economic Competition in Iraq

Saudi Arabia must compete with other regional hegemons, mainly Turkey and Iran, as it works to increase its economic influence in Iraq.

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Can a New Iranian Book Help Develop a Gulf Regional Security Framework?

Ambassador Frank G. Wisner, AGSIW’s board chair, looks at Seyed Hossein Mousavian’s “A New Structure for Security, Peace, and Cooperation in the Persian Gulf.”

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How the U.S. Can Create Leverage With the Houthis in Yemen

The United States has at its disposal a number of diplomatic carrots and sticks that, if wielded effectively, could compel the Houthis to negotiate in order to end the war in Yemen.

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Yemen Diplomacy Intensifies Yet Tensions Still Escalate

With an increasingly complex war in Yemen, can the Biden administration’s diplomatic efforts help resolve the conflict?

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IDEX 2021: The UAE Confirms Its Shifting Tide in Defense Procurement

Abu Dhabi’s arms show confirmed the importance of the defense industry for the UAE as a major customer and an emerging and credible player within the global arms trade.

Riyadh and Tehran are Both Put on Notice That Biden has a New Mideast Approach

Friend and foe have been informed that Biden won’t accept what Obama and Trump might have.

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