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Redeployment and Iran’s Only Choice

While the world is waiting for the outbreak of war in the Gulf, especially after the attacks on four vessels off the port of Fujairah and on two pumping stations in Saudi Arabia, the US-Gulf alliance surprised everyone with a tactic that is very different from Iran’s escalation path, through the red

Australia’s Political Shock Echoes From Ohio to London

Australia likes to think that its electoral system is immune to the sort of shock outcomes seen elsewhere in recent years. Voting is compulsory, so there’s never a surprise driven by turnout.

The US, Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Major Revolt

History does not always loom large over relations between countries. France and Germany overcame the bloodshed between them. As did Japan and the Koreas. As did Russia and Turkey, who fought more than ten wars against each other.