Pakistan's long-festering water crisis is threatening to upend its politics.
Riyadh might mine its own uranium, but without any enrichment infrastructure currently, where would it obtain enough help to enrich uranium for power reactor fuel?
Only by clearly and visibly identifying Qatar as a partner and friend can Washington hope eventually to ease the Saudis and others toward some form of reconciliation.
The Afrin offensive marks a major new phase of the Syrian conflict, likely bookending the conflict with ISIS and the civil war.
Washington’s attempt to find a resolution to the Afghan conflict militarily while continuously antagonizing Iran and chastising Pakistan is bound to end in failure.
By 2019, the political temperature in Kabul will probably rise to unmanageable levels, leading to the fracture of the Afghan security forces on ethnic lines.
Qatar has sought to enjoy the benefits of maintaining a membership in the GCC and close relations with Iran. Now those efforts are working against the Middle East nation.
Behind the scenes, he is making surprising progress.
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