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Analysts See Shift in New Saudi Defense Leadership

Some Middle East defense industry and policy watchers have noted Saudi Arabia’s gradual shift to a more moderate set of defense leaders amid a kingdom that is preparing for a changing of the guard, Defense News reported Sunday. Awad Mustafa writes the reshuffle in the military top brass is just …

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Max Baucus to Face Full Senate Vote as China Ambassador Nominee

Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), the White House’s nominee as ambassador to China, will face a full vote in the Senate this week after the Foreign Relations Committee approved his nomination, Reuters reported Tuesday. Baucus has worked on trade and tax issues as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and was asked …

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Egypt Seeks Military Partnerships Beyond the U.S.

A day before his scheduled meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said that his country is looking into forming military ties with “10, 20, 30 new partners for Egypt,” Reuters reported Nov. 2. Samia Nakhoul and Michael Georgy writes that Fahmy plans to …

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Report: Menendez Likely Next Senate Foreign Relations Chair

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) will likely chair the Foreign Relations Committee if Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) is nominated to serve as secretary of state, The Hill newspaper reports. Kerry has chaired the panel since 2009 and is reportedly the frontrunner to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. Julian Pecquet …

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