U.S. Foreign Policy

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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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The Khashoggi Case in Biden’s Strategy and U.S. Policy Direction

The Biden administration preserves space for statecraft, yet honors Khashoggi’s memory by punishing activity against Saudi dissidents abroad.

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The United States is Ready for Teamwork in the Gulf

The new direction taken by the Biden administration might reopen the doors for the United States and European allies to cooperate to bring more security and stability to the Gulf region.

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Prospects for Biden Administration Arms Sales to the Gulf: Revolution or Reversion to Norm?

Biden will likely put weapons sales to the Gulf on the back burner, but, at the end of the day, the administration’s positions on arms sales will reflect continuity, not change.

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U.S. Political Transition Weighs Heavily on Yemen Peace Process

Critics worry that the Trump administration’s threat to designate the Houthis as terrorists would also undermine humanitarian efforts, while President-elect Biden is expected to return to more robust diplomacy.

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How Saudi Arabia Can Mend Fences With Biden and the Democrats

After the Obama and Trump eras, mutual suspicions abound, but Riyadh has several potential approaches to improve relations with an incoming Biden administration.

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What the F-35 Deal Says About U.S.-UAE Relations

The fast tracking of the F-35 sale to the UAE raises questions regarding the incentives motivating all actors involved in the deal.

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Iran Reacts Angrily to the UAE-Israel Landmark Agreement

The Islamic Republic has yet to realize taking such a posture toward its Arab neighbors further encourages them to align with Iran’s adversaries.

IRGC’s Military Drills’ Message Aimed at the U.S. and a Domestic Iranian Audience

The IRGC’s military exercises are little more than ineffective political propaganda.

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