Mohammed bin Salman will weather the Khashoggi murder, his tightening grip over Saudi security explains why.
More than any other region in the world, the Middle East is defined not by commercial ties, diplomatic interaction, or regional organizations, but by hard power and military might.
The outrageous murder of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul has brought into sharp relief the deepening conflict between Riyadh and Ankara.
By closing its representative institution to the Palestinians, the Trump administration has again harmed peace prospects.
Jamal Khashoggi’s murder demands a meaningful response from the United States. Washington has a responsibility to stand up for U.S. residents and for the free press.
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.