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Uncertainty Looms In Post-American Middle East

Geopolitical, ideological, and socio-economic quandaries will continue to haunt processes of normalization in the Middle East subsequent to the US’s gradual withdrawal from the region. Underlying issues remain unresolved despite diplomatic relaxation, and the power vacuum left behind by the US has the potential to rekindle regional rivalries and trigger proxy wars worse than those seen under the Obama and Trump administrations.

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Great Expectations and Even Greater Challenges await Biden on the World Stage

With Joe Biden’s election victory, many countries expect the US to once again play a more assertive and constructive role in international and regional affairs. Nonetheless, the Biden administration’s attempts to reengage will undoubtedly be met with significant challenges from Asia, the Middle East, and even Europe.

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Edward G. Stafford: “Biden will have a tough time dealing with Erdogan’s Turkey”

Trump protected Erdogan from CAATSA sanctions in all the ways that a president can. Yet, it’s not because he likes Erdogan. Will Joe Biden do the same?

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An Election with Surprises: Inadequate Polls and Arizona’s Flip

The race between former Vice President Joe Biden and incumbent President Donald Trump was tighter than expected as voters turned out in record-shattering numbers.

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US Grand Strategy: Searching for Monsters

The US’s inability to adapt its grand strategy to a post-Cold War world order can be seen as the root of many of today’s global problems. By continuing to employ an adversarial as opposed to conciliatory approach, the US will continue to embolden its enemies and isolate its allies. Yet US commitment to the fundamentals of its alliances and the world order may be more durable than we give it credit.

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Bruce W. Jentleson: Biden is a Stronger Candidate Even Without COVID-19

Bruce W. Jentleson: Contrast between Biden’s Competence and Trump’s Narcissism could actually make Biden a stronger Candidate even without COVID-19

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Elizabeth Warren’s Mark on the 2020 Democratic Primaries

Even though Senator Elizabeth Warren didn’t win the Democratic Party’s presidential primary elections, she definitely influenced its outcome