The states of the Arab Gulf have been defined by their unique combination of economic generosity and political parsimony—a system preserved by vast resource wealth and traditional institutions of governance that have managed to retain a preponderance of legitimacy. | عربي
Iraqi security agencies must adjust to the Islamic State's new tactics of targeting civilian centers in major cities.
Egypt is in a different league than its neighbors in the Eastern Mediterranean when it comes to oil and gas exploration.
Moscow’s relations with Tehran are currently much more cooperative than competitive, although the two countries’ foreign policy goals don’t always align.