Bridge Over Troubled Water

June 18 2013

Egypt’s president Mohamed Morsi would rather go to war with Ethiopia over its plan to dam the Nile than consult Israel for expert advice on water management.

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By Arresting Foreigners and Detaining Ships, Iran Reverts to Its Favorite Method of Diplomacy

July 23 2019

On Friday, Iranian naval vessels seized an oil tanker flying the British flag, along with its crew. Taking foreigners hostage has long been a preferred tactic of the Islamic Republic, as Bobby Ghosh writes:

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