John R. Bradley

Middle East

Oil on troubled waters: the US-Saudi alliance is crumbling

There’s been a change to Trump’s strategy in the Middle East

By John R. Bradley

Middle East

Has Trump finally decided to dump Saudi?

Two US jet fighter squadrons have just left the region, and the US Navy presence in the Persian Gulf is also being wound down

By John R. Bradley

Politics

Could President Trump lose the oil war?

The current crisis could see the end of the petrodollar

By John R. Bradley

Middle East

Saudi Arabia may have won an oil truce — but a greater conflict now looms

Despite all the hype, oil prices rose only a few dollars on Monday, and even that rally has quickly fizzled out

By John R. Bradley

Middle East

Crude tactics: Russia and Saudi Arabia are at war over oil prices

Their game of chicken has hit world markets almost as hard as coronavirus has

By John R. Bradley

Europe

Shaken Saudis hedge their bets on détente with Iran

Saudi Arabia is hitting the brakes on normalization with Israel

By John R. Bradley

Middle East

Ten years on, the Arab Spring has only benefited the Islamists

The legacy of the revolution is hopelessness and helplessness

By John R. Bradley

Middle East

The ‘Iran Spring’ delusion

The democracy junkies are at it again — craving another fantasy revolution in a country they don’t understand

By John R. Bradley

Middle East

Iran no longer alone

The American strategy of isolating and dividing Tehran has just been exploded

By John R. Bradley

Middle East

The Soleimani assassination is Donald Trump’s biggest gamble yet

Will Trump go down in history as the president who started World War III?

By John R. Bradley

Middle East

Trump’s common-sense response to the Saudi shooter

The Saudi Arabia of today is not the Saudi Arabia of 2001

By John R. Bradley

Middle East

The story behind Donald Trump’s fake withdrawal from Syria

Washington’s hawks have Trump exactly where they want him

By John R. Bradley

Middle East

The death of al-Baghdadi comes at the perfect time for Donald Trump

Trump will hope to be known as the leader of the free world who dealt Isis that final, fatal blow

By John R. Bradley

Middle East

When will the Syria conversation turn to Trump’s ‘betrayal’ of Israel?

The media mantra of ‘Trump betrayed the Kurds’ will soon make way for ‘Trump betrayed Israel’

By John R. Bradley

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