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A Way out of the Labyrinth

Israel is quietly challenging Turkey and Cyprus to make a choice: work together to develop Israel’s share of the East …

Mursi’s Tragicomedy

Whoever became Egypt’s first Arab Spring president would have faced almost insurmountable challenges in realizing a stable and successful transition. …

Three’s A Crowd

My career as a diplomatic reporter began just a couple of months before the start of the First Gulf War. …

Confronting the Gas Revolution

Prepare for the Shale gas boom. Today the phrase is plastered across the world’s leading newspapers with much dramatic effect. …

The Energy Grail

The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World Daniel Yergin Allen Lane, 2011 The Quest by Daniel …

A Discrete Conflict

For a year and seven months, relatives of Abdul Ghaffar Lango heard nothing of his whereabouts. His abduction by armed …

Pressure Rising

In a televised speech marking the fifth anniversary of the Second Lebanon War on Tuesday, Hassan Nasrallah, in line with …

Resource Rich, Policy Poor

Written by Dr. Boyko Nitzov, the Atlantic Council’s issue brief on Eurasian energy illustrates well the nuanced complexities in the international trading of crude oil and natural gas. If the West hopes to achieve energy security, leaders must cultivate free, fair and competitive resource markets and transport routes in some of the most politically difficult regions of the world. And many obstacles—from protectionist policies to conflict zones in the Middle East—lie in the way.