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Riyadh’s Great Leap Forward?


November 8, 2017 · Joshua Krasna

One of the clear analytical distinctions that could be made about the “Arab Spring” (2011-2014) was the marked stability of monarchial regimes—as opposed to “dynastic republics” (gumrukiyah) like Egypt, ...

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Sweden’s Foreign Policy: Nonaligned, But Not Entirely Neutral


November 2, 2017 · Felix K. Chang

In late 2014, Swedish authorities spotted what many suspected was a Russian submarine lurking off Stockholm. The incident set off alarm bells among Swedes. It reminded them of a ...

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The USA Rights Act: What’s In There?


November 1, 2017 · Lawrence Husick

There are now at least three bills pending in Congress to reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA §702). Last week, George Croner presented a summary ...

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Sweden’s Importance to NATO’s Defense of the Baltics


September 28, 2017 · Felix K. Chang

Sweden is not a member of NATO. But Sweden is very important to the defense of NATO’s Baltic member countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. That importance mainly stems ...

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David and Goliath in Zimbabwe: How a Pastor Has Challenged Robert Mugabe


September 26, 2017 · Ann Toews

While Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was deriding President Trump as a "Giant, Gold Goliath" at the UN General Assembly last week, the 93 year-old dictator's own suspected "David" was ...

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