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Gulf Cooperation Council Founded

The Gulf Cooperation Council is founded in Abu Dhabi. Its members include Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

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Modinomics at One

Lower Expectations for India's Economic Future

China’s Race Problem

How Beijing Represses Minorities

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When a Bride-to-Be Is a Bride to Buy

In India, a Shortage of Women Generates Demand for Trafficked Brides

Erdogan's Tightrope Act

Between Democracy and State Monopoly in Turkey

Carving Up Congo

President Kabila's Latest Ploy to Stay in Power

After Abbas, An Abyss

The Palestinian Succession Crisis

Beware China's Grand Strategy

How Obama Can Set the Right Red Lines

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Gets a Facelift

The Movement's Young Leaders Turn Revolutionary to Stay Relevant

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Oil's Well in Central Asia

China, Kazakhstan, and Russia Make a Deal

Built Bibi Tough

Why Netanyahu's Coalition Is More Durable Than You Think