Middle East

Pompeo’s principles

September 18, 2020 6:14 pm

Talking policy, paradigms and turning Trump’s instincts into reality

ankara

Ankara’s aggression has spurred a most unlikely pact

September 15, 2020 10:54 am

Turkey is attempting to ride the Palestinian issue, positioning itself as a champion of the cause

bahrain

What Bahrain’s deal with Israel really means

September 11, 2020 10:19 pm

Trump is bringing major changes to the Middle East

bassam tibi

Bassam Tibi’s 40-year fight against Islamic fundamentalism

September 9, 2020 11:12 pm

The philosopher on his hopes for a new Arab Enlightenment

jared kushner

Award the Nobel Peace Prize to Jared Kushner. Seriously!

September 2, 2020 1:30 pm

He disrupted the old Middle East paradigm to get results

greek erdogan

Did Erdogan order his generals to sink a Greek warship?

September 2, 2020 10:42 am

One day you’re competing for gas at the bottom of the sea, the next day you’re sending each other’s soldiers there

iran sanctions

Leaked letter: Boris Johnson rejects Trump on Iran sanctions

August 27, 2020 4:46 pm

The UK is siding with France and Germany at the UN

uae

The paradox of Israeli peace

August 25, 2020 11:31 am

UAE-Israel relations are a process, not the start of a revolution

israel

Imran Khan should accept Israel is here to stay

August 22, 2020 1:19 am

Pakistan can take a stand for Palestinians, while forming diplomatic ties with those who have wronged them

mike pompeo

Pompeo is right on Iran sanctions

August 19, 2020 7:06 pm

The Secretary of State discusses Iran, Israel and Isis

palestine

Have Arab nations forgotten about Palestine by accepting Israel?

August 19, 2020 5:57 pm

The normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates is only the beginning

rafic hariri lebanon

An assassination verdict divides Lebanon

August 19, 2020 8:53 am

Rafic Hariri was killed on Valentine’s Day 2005 alongside 21 others after a bomb exploded as his motorcade drove through Beirut

iran deal

Get ready for the return of the Iran Deal

August 16, 2020 11:36 am

For the left to be right at all costs, the right must be wrong about everything

uae

The Israel-UAE peace deal was made in Iran

August 14, 2020 8:40 am

What was once unthinkable, let alone unsayable, no longer is

uae-israel

The UAE-Israel deal is a triumph

August 13, 2020 2:09 pm

The usual suspects will minimize this breakthrough

lebanon

The mood in Lebanon is for revolution

August 12, 2020 11:29 pm

Before the blast, corruption had spread like a malignant tumor

lebanon

Lebanon’s existential crisis

August 11, 2020 9:12 am

Who will negotiate with the IMF to get the bailout that Lebanon needs, almost literally, to survive?

lawrence

What’s up with Macron’s Lawrence of Arabia stunt?

August 8, 2020 1:09 pm

Often with Macron his failure comes down to poor communication at home and abroad

beirut

No bread, no heat, no hope: life in Lebanon after the Beirut blast

August 6, 2020 12:20 pm

The clock is ticking for Michel Aoun’s Lebanese government

beirut lebanon

How much worse can things get for Lebanon?

August 4, 2020 5:58 pm

Sectarian tensions could rise following today’s devastating explosion

iran ghaani

Why the US assassination of Iran’s top general didn’t spark a war

August 3, 2020 12:13 pm

Iraq finally has the sort of leader the West has hoped for

turkey

The sunset of secular Turkey

July 31, 2020 12:59 pm

Let’s not pretend that Turkey wants to be a Western nation with Western values

netanyahu

Netanyahu won’t be worried about Israel’s coronavirus protests

July 28, 2020 10:01 am

A portion of Israeli society is angry at the ossifying decade-long rule of one man

lebanon

Is it too late to save Lebanon?

July 23, 2020 9:26 am

My country has always had a penchant for self-destruction

hagia sophia

There is no justification for turning Hagia Sophia into a mosque

July 15, 2020 11:15 pm

Turkey is jeopardizing freedom of worship