The rise of Hindu nationalism in India is transforming Indian Muslims into second class citizens, while the South Asian brand of Islam has lost some autonomy because of growing influence from the Gulf.
In two short years, as the deputy crown prince and defense minister, the new crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman has driven the Kingdom into a series of royal blunders in Yemen, Qatar, and Iran.
Joseph Bahout analyzes Mohammed bin Salman’s appointment as crown prince of Saudi Arabia.
Has U.S. foreign policy become a question of ignoring what Donald Trump says?
Bruce Riedel talks about U.S. relations in the broader Middle East and describes what prevents him from sleeping.
In an interview, Marwan Muasher looks at the region in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s May visit.
Hussein Ibish discusses the ongoing crisis with Qatar and where it it is likely to lead.
The recent terrorist attack in Tehran is evidence that Iran is not immune to the effects of the ongoing regional turmoil.
The ongoing diplomatic crisis between Qatar and its neighbors offers insight into U.S. interests in the Middle East, and the Gulf in particular.
To promote Saudi Arabia’s push toward renewable energy, the United States should help the kingdom transform itself from petro-state to participant in the global clean energy market.