Qaboos seemed an anachronism in his final years on the throne, a temperate leader in an intemperate Middle East. His passing has huge consequences for the fate of his temperate model, with all its imperfections.
Spot analysis from Carnegie scholars on events relating to the Middle East and North Africa.
Saudi Arabia’s reaction to the operation that obliterated Iran’s Major General Qassem Solaimani has been reserved. Riyadh is right: it is not all good news for the kingdom.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Kuwait’s new government may well have to manage irreconcilable impulses.
Kuwait’s cyclical crisis are a sign of how the political system replicates itself, with little change.
Mahra governorate has become the location of a proxy struggle among nearby countries.
The recent Riyadh agreement was an effort by the Saudis and Emiratis to define future zones of influence in Yemen.
President Trump should seize the opportunity to help end the strategic and humanitarian calamity in Yemen.