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From Sheikhs to Sultanism

November 2021

Review by Albadr SS Alshateri
From Sheikhs to Sultanism: Statecraft and Authority in Saudi Arabia and the UAE by Christopher M. Davidson

The Challenges of the Middle East

September 2019

by Haviland Smith It is clear that there are powerful people both in the United States and in Iran who would like to force a real confrontation between our two countries.  What is completely unclear is whether or not those … Continued

The Zombie Returns

September 2019

Middle East Peace Plan Would Create Palestinian Bantustan
by Edward Marks

Foreign Service Accounts from the Oral History Archives

September 2018

August marks the 30th anniversary of the Burmese student pro-democracy demonstrations that began on “8/8/88”. The U.S. subsequently withdrew its ambassador in protest of the military regime, beginning a hiatus in relations that lasted until 2012.