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In Policy Reversal, U.S. Withholds Aid to Egypt

The move comes as a surprise from an administration that stressed stability over human rights.

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With Obama Gone, Trump Pentagon Resumes Major Egyptian War Game

The Bright Star exercise will focus on counterterrorism, key for the battle in the Sinai Peninsula.

Argument

The Squeeze Is On Against Hamas

The Islamist movement's Arab neighbors, together with Israel, are cutting off its few remaining lifelines — and hoping not to spark a war.

Rebuttal

Give Trump a Chance in the Middle East

Bush and Obama already helped destroy the region and damage U.S. interests there. How much worse could it get?

Report

Corker: No More U.S. Arms Sales to Gulf Until Qatar Crisis Solved

Sen. Bob Corker has no qualms playing bad cop as Tillerson works to salvage Gulf relations from a bitter Qatar feud.

Voice

This Is How Great-Power Wars Get Started

Not with a bang, but basic strategic confusion in Washington about the links between Syria, Qatar, Iran, and Russia.

Exclusive

U.N. Secretary-General Holds His Tongue on Human Rights Violations

António Guterres bets resolving conflict through quiet diplomacy will do more to end atrocities than naming and shaming abusers.

The Cable

Why Did Several Arab Countries Suddenly Cut Ties With Qatar?

On the heels of Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, that country and others cut Gulf ties.

Argument

The Cynical Conspiracy War on Egypt’s Christians

The Muslim Brotherhood isn’t behind the callous mass murder of Copts, but it’s certainly fanning the flames of hatred.

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