April 23, 2014

Making Qatar an Offer It Can't Refuse

Hassan Hassan, Foreign Policy

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Saudi Arabia is setting new terms in the Gulf’s relationship with its wayward neighbor. But will Doha bridle at the deal?

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TAGGED: Doha, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Middle East, Qatar


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April 11, 2014
Has Iran Already Achieved Its Nuclear Goals?
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April 16, 2014
Surprise Attack on Iran: Can Israel Do It?
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April 17, 2014
How Khamenei Makes Decisions (PDF)
Washington Institute
A look at how the Supreme Leader is tightening his grip. more ››