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New Statesman

The new Great Game in the Middle East

Since the fall of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, Iran has become ever more powerful in the region. But now a new Saudi-led alliance is fighting back. Are we heading for a catastrophe?

Report by European Leadership Network

The future of US extended nuclear deterrence

Forcing US allies to pick a side on disarmament might actually consolidate, rather than undermine, support for nuclear deterrence.

New York Times

Saudi Arabia's lack of Iran strategy

Rather than carefully pushing back Iran, Saudi Arabia's foreign and security policy has been haphazard and counterproductive.