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POLICY BRIEF: Saudi-Iranian Rivalry

The Middle East Policy Council convened its 84th Capitol Hill Conference on Tuesday, April 12. “The Saudi-Iranian Rivalry and the Obama Doctrine” explored competition between these two regional powers through the lens of journalist Jeffrey ...

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Mission Accomplished? Making Sense of Russia's Withdrawal from Syria

Emil Aslan Souleimanov

On March 14, Russian President Vladimir Putin unexpectedly announced the end, effective the following day, of the Russian intervention in the Syrian Arab Republic. Russia's military  — including elite ground forces, the latest Su-34 strike fighters, ...

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