Renewed Saudi political activity in Lebanon may signal the emergence of an alignment that aims to preserve ties with the Arab states.
In an interview, Iyad El-Baghdadi examines the tension between the United States and two leading Gulf states, and what this means.
In an interview, Ahmed Nagi explains what the establishment of a Presidential Council last week means for the future.
In an interview, Nikolay Kozhanov explains how the Ukraine conflict will affect Middle Eastern hydrocarbons production.
Syria is being drawn into a de facto coalition that may aim to limit Iran’s reach in the Levant
In an interview, Noel Brehony discusses the former South Yemen and where the southern movement is today.
What is behind Turkish President Erdogan’s visit to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates?
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
The attack of January 17 will force the United Arab Emirates to make one of two choices, neither of them desirable.
In an interview, Ankit Panda discusses reports that China is helping Saudi Arabia to develop a missile program.
The Israeli prime minister visited the United Arab Emirates this week, highlighting a number of current realities.
Rising pressure against Lebanon from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states may well be tied to Hezbollah’s role in Yemen.
Saudi Arabia’s refusal to deal with Lebanon represents a political opportunity cost in its rivalry with Iran.
Regional and international actors are accumulating cards to engage in a new Middle Eastern power game.
Turkey’s success in finding a role in Afghanistan could bring its leadership valuable benefits.
Mustapha al-Kadhimi’s promotion of regional dialogue allows him to address Iraq’s many vulnerabilities.
The ongoing Saudi-Emirati spat over oil output reflects a wider change in regional power dynamics.
Russia, Turkey, and Qatar have presented a trilateral initiative on Syria, but it’s who is included that matters more.
There are several reasons for why the Houthis have no incentive to reach a peace agreement in Yemen.
As the Biden administration enters office, several assumptions about the Middle East will have to be abandoned.