Last Saturday, former Yemeni president and veteran politician Ali Abdullah Saleh, who maintained a fragile alliance with the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, surprised observers by saying he was ready to..
Days after President Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States was recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s official capital, the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, stuck in a protracted feud — just where it..
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) is a breath of fresh air amidst a Middle East environment of repressive authoritarian rulers and social stagnation, particularly in Saudi Arabia..
From Geneva to Riyadh to Sochi, influential players in the Middle East and the international community have been convening in recent weeks, drawing out scenarios to end the highly destructive..
Two developments in Middle East diplomacy this week — the Saudi Arabia-Iraq Coordination Council in Riyadh and the rare visit of influential Iraqi Shia Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to Jordan..
As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson traveled to the Middle East last week to push for an end to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) crisis, Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin..
The foremost conceptual struggle in today’s Middle East is between secular authoritarianism and religious extremism. This violent conflict plays out daily in Egypt, the region’s largest and potentially most powerful..
On 14 October 2017, the Islamic State (or ISIS), a top terrorist organization in the Middle East and self-proclaimed caliphate with its capital in Raqqa, Syria, suffered an inglorious..
Over the course of the last two generations, Israel and Syria have been belligerents, at odds randomly in bilateral and regional affairs. But not since the October War of 1973..
Three weeks after Iraqi Kurds held an independence referendum, Iraqi state security forces have re-assumed authority over areas under de-facto Kurdish control — settling, for now, a tense territorial..