The Last of the Sheiks?

When the Gulf monarchies’ exceptionalism inevitably runs out of steam, and it will, their populations will be well placed to take their part in the bigger, regionwide shift in the political order.

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Carnage in Egypt

The vaunted American “democracy project” in the region is in tatters. Recently, where the United States has intervened -- Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya -- it hasn’t worked out so well.

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