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Are the Russia Sanctions Working?

by Maia Otarashvili Background: the Ukraine Crisis Unfolds 
 The Russia-West relationship saw significant worsening as the Ukraine crisis unfolded …

A Special Relationship?

Perhaps one of the greatest misperceptions about Anglo-American relations with respect to the Gulf region during the Cold War is …

NATO of the Living Dead

If transatlantic relations were a Hallowe’en party, NATO could come as a zombie. Like the living dead, the North Atlantic …

The Threat of Sequestration

What common sense could not kill, something called “sequestration” might at least tame. Under this arcane but conclusive budgetary mechanism, …

Realism and the Arab Spring

According to modern realist theory, because the ordering principle of the international system is anarchy—that is, there is no central …

Gulf Ambition

The political turmoil that has defined the Arab world since the beginning of 2011 and that has so far resulted …