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Stuck in the Middle Eastern Sand: The United States, Asia, and Post-Cold War Threat Inflation

James A. Russell

In late 2011, the Obama administration with great fanfare announced its intention to “pivot” (subsequently characterized as a “rebalance”) to Asia as a foreign-policy and national-security priority. Citing the rising economic, political and military power of ...

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Making Sense of OPEC's Reasons for Lowering Oil Prices

Middle East Policy Council

The precipitous and sustained drop in oil prices and the unwillingness of the OPEC countries to cut down oil production to stem that fall has led to a spirited debate in the region ...

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