U.S. Foreign Policy

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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.

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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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From Muscat to Hasaka and Idlib: Stalemate in Syria Belies All the Activity

The conflict in Syria has witnessed countless developments that seem to promise change and movement. But the tragic, stalemated realities reassert themselves each time.

Event Report – UAE Security Forum 2021: U.S.-Gulf Relations in a Changing Region

This report is based on the presentations and discussions during the UAE Security Forum 2021, “U.S.-Gulf Relations in a Changing Region,” held December 7-9, 2021 virtually.

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Through its careful examination of the forces shaping the evolution of Gulf societies and the new generation of emerging leaders, AGSIW facilitates a richer understanding of the role the countries in this key geostrategic region can be expected to play in the 21st century.

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