Russia has gained influence in Libya by exploiting the mistakes of the Europeans and the United States.
Jamal Khashoggi vanished in Istanbul. But the key to understanding the Saudi reaction to his disappearance lies in Riyadh.
In Mahrah Governorate, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are working to curtail Omani influence.
The conflicts generating mass population movements from and within the Middle East have become global in nature, and their destabilizing effect can be felt far beyond its borders. Addressing their ramifications requires bold leadership and a sense of shared responsibility at the global, regional, and national levels.
In an interview, Jeffrey G. Karam discusses the papers of Emir Farid Chehab, a former Lebanese spy chief.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Arab regimes have established a set formula for managing state-citizen relations: government services in exchange for public consent. Over the past seven years, changes to the government-citizen relationship in the Arab world have reshaped citizens’ perceptions of what they owe their government and what they can expect from it.
The fundamental bargain underpinning stability in Middle Eastern states is coming undone, and unless regional leaders move quickly to strike new bargains with their citizens, even larger storms will come.
In cutting funding to people-to-people programs for Palestinians, Washington is doing much harm.
The possible involvement in the disappearance of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi presents the U.S.-Saudi relationship with its greatest crisis since 9/11. The question that remains is how the Trump administration will respond.