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.
The Kremlin is riding high in the Middle East, where Russia’s military intervention in Syria has changed the course of the country’s civil war. The Kremlin’s actions in the Middle East have deep historical roots, but potential Russian influence should not be over-exaggerated.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Far from being backed into a corner by Iran, Saudi Arabia has options. It may seem counter-intuitive, but Riyadh could reap rewards from a policy of smart restraint toward Iran.
The rules of the game between Iran and Saudi Arabia have changed, and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the consulate was a gruesome twist.
The Saudis killed Khashoggi but President Trump acquiesced in the cover-up and worked hard to protect the U.S.-Saudi relationship and soften the crown prince’s pariah status.
Shortly after the People’s Republic of China was founded seventy years ago, China and Middle Eastern countries forged a bond over their mutual opposition to colonialism. Today, China is the region’s biggest foreign investor.