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Daniel Brumberg

Middle East

Iran's hardliners crack down at home, seek détente abroad

It's to buy time to anchor the legacy of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. But tensions between the US and Israel won't be avoided so easily.


Tunisia’s broken democracy: A preliminary assessment

Building a democratic system in Tunisia will require an honest accounting of how its liberal experiment has gone wrong.

Middle East

Iran's nuclear program poses problems for China and the US

Are Beijing and Washington drifting toward a new cold war that inhibits any kind of effective cooperation on the nuclear issue?