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Dr. Theodore Karasik

Dr. Theodore Karasik is a senior adviser to Gulf State Analytics in Washington, D.C. He is a former RAND Corporation Senior Political Scientist who lived in the UAE for 10 years, focusing on security issues.
Twitter: @tkarasik

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Warsaw conference a step in the right direction

Now that the Middle East conference in Warsaw has ended, words such as “disaster,” “disappointment” and “inconsequential” seem to be popular as part of the post-mortem. But the conference was a necessary step forward in a messy geopolitical environment.

February 15, 2019

Russia-Japan deal on disputed islands remains unlikely




The Southern Kuril Islands (Shutterstock/File)

January 17, 2019

Threat of China’s forceful reunification with Taiwan set to grow




Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Reuters)

January 08, 2019

Brexit is fracturing Europe




Anti-brexit campaigners wave Union and EU flags outside the Houses of Parliament in central London. (AFP)

December 21, 2018