Trump Has Busy Day in Vortex of Middle East Relations

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Spread the loveTweet For the administration, Wednesday served as a reminder that the world does not operate in the black-and-white terms that Mr. Trump used on the campaign trail and…


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After Initial Jolt on Qatar Tensions, Energy Markets Settle

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Spread the loveTweet “It is very difficult to see how this break in diplomatic relations would lead to a disruption of oil supplies,” said Paul Stevens, a Middle East oil…


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5 Arab States Break Ties With Qatar, Complicating U.S. Coalition-Building

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Spread the loveTweet The severing of all connections by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen created an immediate crisis for Qatar. Qatari diplomats were given 48…


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Inside the Air War Over Syria: A High Altitude ‘Poker Game’

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Spread the loveTweet A Base in the Desert An outsize illustration of the principle “if you build it, they will come,” Al Udeid was constructed in a baking stretch of…


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