There is a broad consensus among Arab leaders and commentators that the Iran nuclear agreement will have far-reaching geostrategic effects on their countries.
Now that Iran has struck a deal with the P5+1 negotiators over its nuclear ambitions, Tehran is turning its attention to brokering a lasting peace in Syria.
Chaos in the Arab world has offered the Kremlin a convenient opportunity to shape public opinion at home on such issues as the legitimacy of the regime, its confrontation with the West, and the situation in Ukraine.
Riyadh no longer considers Yemen’s Brotherhood as part of a traditional Yemeni setup based on tribalism and religion. Instead, Riyadh deals with the Brotherhood as part of an international politico-religious organization.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Egypt comes in the aftermath of Iran’s nuclear deal and as part of broader American diplomatic efforts to coordinate the region’s fight against terrorism.
“Sisi’s Egypt” might last as long as “Pinochet’s Chile” or “Salazar’s Portugal.” But that will not be because it is well designed—or even designed at all.
The intensification of Turkish military action against the self-proclaimed Islamic State and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party does not translate into establishing a safe zone in Syria.
The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s largest opposition movement and one of its oldest, is squeezed between an unprecedented crackdown from the security state and a young generation pushing for more assertive action against the regime of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Lebanese citizens feel helpless in a society in which corruption becomes the only means of survival.
The biggest problem with Obama’s argument that the deal is not “transformational” is that the argument is wrong.