The Sisi regime has cracked down on legal political activity, while the United States has remained largely silent about this.
Lebanon is increasingly mistreating its Syrian refugees, even sending some home to face a terrible fate.
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At a workshop in Bahrain last week, Jared Kushner gave a slick presentation of the economic portion of the White House’s new peace plan for Israelis and Palestinians. But beneath the glossy packaging were the same failed ideas.
By leading a new diplomatic effort to end the conflict and begin reconstruction, Trump could both extricate the U.S. from the conflict and help stabilize the region.
Foreign Direct Investment has proven to be a persistent problem in the country’s post-uprising years.
Riyadh has far more to lose than Washington from escalation with Tehran. A policy of incremental Saudi engagement offers the kingdom a way out of the crisis.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost the Istanbul mayoral election again. But when he meets with world leaders in Osaka, Erdogan will have even bigger challenges.
The messages Trump is sending make negotiations with Tehran less and less likely and increase the chance of another ruinous war of choice in the Middle East.
After the defeat of the Islamic State, the balance of power in Iraq’s Nineveh Governorate is changing.