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Matthew J. Smith

How U.S. Diplomacy can Counter China’s Influence in the Middle East

Chinese President Xi Jinping finished a December 2022 visit to Saudi Arabia by attending a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh, where he and Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad…

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Emily Milliken

The Saudi-Iranian Rapprochement and the War in Yemen

This spring’s rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and Iran has breathed new life into direct negotiations between Riyadh and the al-Houthi rebels in Yemen. But it would be shortsighted to assume…