U.S. Foreign Policy

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Why the U.S.-Saudi Crisis is So Bad and So Unnecessary

Lack of trust has left Washington and Riyadh misreading each other's intentions to the point of creating a crisis where none should have ever existed.

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Iran Has One Last Chance to Revive the 2015 Nuclear Deal

A new EU proposal, embraced by the United States, gives Iran a last chance, but Tehran seems fixated on using it to shut down the IAEA investigation.

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India’s Shift From Strategic Restraint to Strategic Recalibration in West Asia

As India aspires to be a great power and rule shaper in international politics, minilateral forums, like I2U2, provide India an opportunity to navigate international problems collectively and advance its economic interests.

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Biden’s Middle East Trip Achieved as Much as Possible

The U.S. president didn't return from the region with a long checklist of accomplishments, but he didn't go with a checklist of ambitions.

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Military Relations and the U.S.-Saudi Alliance

The status of the NESA-SANDU project mirrors the present state of U.S.-Saudi relations: extensive but in a phase of uncertainty.

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Biden’s Trip Aims at Resurrecting U.S. Leadership in the Middle East

Having found success in reviving the Western alliance after the invasion of Ukraine, the Biden administration is seeking a stronger coalition in the Middle East.

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Bread Riots in Iran, Intransigence in Vienna

Are domestic protests over economic conditions likely to increase Iran’s willingness to come to a final agreement with the United States to restore the JCPOA?

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UAE-U.S. Relations: What Went Wrong?

The UAE and United States have long enjoyed a steady and strong relationship, but it is now undergoing some stress testing.

The U.S., the Gulf, and Yemen: A Season of Frustration

Seven years since their intervention in Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE remain mired in a disaster, and they’ll need U.S. assistance to end the war.

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