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Oil, Iran, and stability in the Gulf: Why the Gulf states want to keep Iran in a box | Stephen M. Walt

We are often told that Gulf states like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are deeply worried about Iran, and eager for the United States to take care of the problem. This is usually framed as a reflection of the Sunni-Shiite divide, and linked to concerns about Iranian subversion, the role of Hezbollah, and of course the omnipresent fretting about Iran's nuclear energy program. Continue reading »


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akaDarya With life as short as a half-taken breath, don't plant anything but love. - Rumi

" Keep that in mind the next time you fill your gas tank or pay your home heating bill, or the next time somebody tells you the United States ought to think seriously about a preemptive war. "

by the way, the photo is priceless ... LOL