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Why U.S. Pressure was Needed to Get Israel and Gulf States to Condemn Russia

Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE sought to protect ties with Moscow and strategic diversification but underestimated the cost.

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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.

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Iraq and Kuwait Close the File on Reparations, Look to Open a New Chapter

Iraq’s final reparations payment to Kuwait may open the door to increased cooperation, but competing visions and shared security concerns will shape the future.

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Yemen: Diplomats Redouble Efforts But Lack of Leverage on Houthis Undermines Impact

Over the year, there were some small steps forward on Yemen. But as diplomatic efforts continue in 2022, there will still be no quick fix to end the war.

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