From Ottoman officials to Bahraini ambassadors.
The administration’s playbook to deter further escalation has not worked.
And everyone else in the Gulf understands what’s happening.
Yes, but it will suffer more than its enemies as a result.
If not, it could be a disaster.
Enlightened despotism has served it well.
A preference for states.
Containing Iran in the Middle East.
In 2011, as the Arab Spring came to Bahrain and protestors filled the streets, President Obama spoke out in favor of democratic reforms in the. . .
Even without an intent to use them, Iran would exploit its possession of nuclear weapons to intimidate its neighbors or crush them in conventional war.