June 15, 2017
The Qatar crisis reflects a deeper rot.
June 14, 2017
It might be useful to step back from examining any one conflict and instead simply try to identify larger historical and political patterns that help us understand the players and the issues at stake.
June 7, 2017
Citizens’ freedom, rights, justice, and dignity seem to be the threats that frighten Saudi Arabian and other Arab autocrats, and these must be minimized at any cost, it seems.
June 6, 2017
The effort to curb the Islamic institution’s autonomy has stalled, for now.
June 5, 2017
The risks are high, but an independent Kurdish state is within reach of a fractious leadership.
May 31, 2017
The country’s ruling establishment, guardians of the 1979 Islamic revolution, confront a changing society.
May 29, 2017
The Trump administration pageant moves to the Middle East.
May 24, 2017
Despite tensions over Syria, Turkey is increasingly turning to Russia to secure its foreign and domestic policy needs.
May 17, 2017
Based on the outlines of Trump’s apparent goals, all his goals are rehashed versions of past policy failures.
May 11, 2017
To understand the messy state of the Middle East today, look toward its past.
May 9, 2017
The story behind Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdelaziz Al-Saud’s vision to take the country into the future
May 8, 2017
From Riyadh to Washington, international leaders overestimate the power of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
May 3, 2017
Israel has not offered any such signals, and remains defiant of the international consensus of the UN Security Council that its colonial settlements must end and it must share Jerusalem.
May 2, 2017
After Turkey’s constitutional referendum, it is increasingly apparent that its government is exhibiting similar authoritarian tendencies to Egypt since 2013.
April 27, 2017
Women continue to face challenges in accessing the higher echelons of political power, but also in playing a more substantive role in the policymaking process.
April 23, 2017
The contradictions of U.S. foreign policy could lead to renewed tensions with Gulf leaders.
April 19, 2017
Their ghosts will come back to haunt us one day. There is nothing in the world more frightening than the ghost of a starved child seeking retribution.
April 12, 2017
Though Qatar has been reforming its laws on migrant labor, little is being done to address the system’s underlying deficiencies.
April 5, 2017
Egypt’s path, with the continued support of the U.S., could lead towards further catastrophe.
April 3, 2017
Saudi Arabia is betting that oil markets will rebalance themselves at higher prices, and it has no economic backup plan if prices remain low.