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Saudi desperation

So it is official: The Saudi government is actively attempting to block Turkish exports. The revelation will surprise no one who has followed the rising tensions between the two countries but it nonetheless signals an escalation. Why is Saudi Arabia raising tensions and how should Turkey respond? Adnan R. Khan: Could you briefly outline what...


Israel, the UAE, and shifting sands in the Middle East

This week, the UAE and Israel signed a normalization agreement brokered by the U.S. that, after decades of hostilities, brought a third Arab nation into the fold of peace with the Middle East’s predominantly Jewish state, alongside Jordan and Egypt. The agreement, historic by any standards, has also been controversial. It may signal that Saudi...