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Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood leader Hammam Saed speaks during a news conference in Amman

Down and Out in Amman

The Rise and Fall of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood By David Schenker Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood leader Hammam Saed speaks during a news …

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Defense Cuts Conundrum

Weighing the Hard Choices Ahead By Todd Harrison U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel listens as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of …

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The Sleepwalking Giant

Germany’s Boring Election is Bad News For Europe By Jan-Werner Müller A silhouette of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Courtesy Reuters) Germany has …

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Hezbollah Under Fire

Could the Bombing in Beirut Spell the End of the Shia Group? Bilal Y. Saab A Supporter of Hezbollah gestures as he …

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Controlling the Arab Street

A Brief History of Sit-Ins and Strongmen Roger Owen A poster of Gamal Abdel Nasser in Cairo, July 2002 (Aladin Abdel Naby …

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The Wrong Way to Punish Putin

How to Pressure Moscow Without Boosting the Kremlin and Alienating Russians Daniel Treisman August 8, 2013 Obama and Putin in Ireland, June …

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Sisi’s Islamist Agenda for Egypt

The General’s Radical Political Vision Robert Springborg Al-Sisi at a press conference in Cairo. (Courtesy Reuters) Addressing graduates of military academies is …

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General Failure in Syria

Without the Officers’ Support, the Insurgents Can’t Win Zoltan Barany Free Syrian Army fighters take up positions prior to an offensive against …

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A New Drone Deal For Pakistan

How to Bargain With a Newly Drone-Skeptical Islamabad Daniel Markey A protest against drone strikes in Pakistan, 2012. (Courtesy Reuters) For all …

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Land Warriors

Why the United States Should Open More Bases in the Middle East Michael O’Hanlon and Bruce Riedel The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise …

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The Truth About the Arab Street

Do Friendlier Policies Mean Friendlier Ties? By Marc Lynch Amaney Jamal is a careful scholar, and her book has advanced the discussion …

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America’s Saudi Problem

Obama can’t get it right on the Arab Spring unless he holds Saudi Arabia to account. BY MARC LYNCH | JANUARY 24, …