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The West could help—or make it worse

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No one can travel to the Gulf without becoming aware of the difference between the perspectives and values of the west and the Middle East. In the last two years, that has threatened to become a chasm. The US and Europe risk seriously misunderstanding the deep roots—and new causes—of the rising tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

They cannot afford to do so. The tension is triggering an arms race, and may yet prompt competition in nuclear capability. A…

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