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  1. Saudi Arabia’s Pilgrimage to Pakistan

    Saudi Arabia’s Pilgrimage to Pakistan

    Mar 25, 2014 Mai Yamani says that the Kingdom's mounting distrust of the US has forced it to seek an alternative protector.

  2. The Last of the Sudeiri Seven

    The Last of the Sudeiri Seven

    Feb 13, 2014 Mai Yamani shows how Saudi Arabia's royal politics is influencing the Kingdom's regional role.

  3. The Bewildered Kingdom
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    The Bewildered Kingdom

    Jan 3, 2014 Mai Yamani assesses Saudi Arabia's increasingly assertive regional foreign policy since the start of the Arab Spring.

  4. Saudi Arabia’s Old Regime Grows Older
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    Saudi Arabia’s Old Regime Grows Older

    Oct 25, 2011 Mai Yamani

  5. Saudi Arabia’s Decade of Denial
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    Saudi Arabia’s Decade of Denial

    Sep 7, 2011 Mai Yamani

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    The Putin-Kim Pact Is an Opportunity for the West

    Ana Palacio

    The Russia-North Korea defense pact leaves no doubt about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s determination to overthrow the existing international order. But the agreement could also strain the Kremlin’s relations with China, potentially disrupting Sino-Russian efforts to undermine Western unity.

    urges policymakers to leverage the rogue partnership to drive a wedge between Russia and China.
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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, geopolitical tensions have dominated the global agenda, hindering collective efforts to address climate change. With the world still warming, urgent measures are needed to make investment in sustainable development feasible and affordable for everyone.

    propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
  3. livingston4_ KAMIL KRZACZYNSKIAFP via Getty Images_prideparade Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images

    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.
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    The New EU Leadership Must Unite on China

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen urges whoever takes over the bloc's foreign-policy portfolio to do more to deter Chinese aggression.
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    The Evolution of Empire

    John Andrews traces the enduring role of imperial power from the eighteenth century to the present.
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    If Democracy Isn’t Pro-Worker, It Will Die

    Daron Acemoglu argues that populists are making inroads because industrialized economies aren't delivering what was promised.
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    The Financial Risks of France’s Snap Election

    Brigitte Granville thinks political stalemate is a greater threat to European stability than a far-right government.

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