In an interview, Adam Coogle of Human Rights Watch discusses the recent disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
If Saudi Arabia aims to reform Wahhabi Salafism, it must not execute the reformers.
Washington condemns its Middle Eastern enemies for their abuses, but green lights its friends.
Since Trump became president, the United States has enabled and supported a Saudi war in Yemen. How can you explain the Trump administration’s attachment to Saudi Arabia?
While New Delhi has begun to build on the synergies with the United Arab Emirates on counter-terrorism and long-term strategic economic cooperation, it has barely scratched the surface of what is possible in the domain of defense.
Kuwait’s leading quietist Salafis have used the state’s favor to enhance their power in the religious sphere.
Thomas Pierret discusses his recent research on the brief Salafi moment in the Syrian conflict.
Gulf-based Salafi financiers have had a diminished role in the Syrian civil war recently, but their influence will linger in the country's religious sphere.
While the Middle East’s central battle line is changing, Egypt is pursuing a strategy of opportunism that aims to maximize its returns and preserve its options.