Middle East


Does Trump deserve a Nobel Peace Prize?

September 14, 2020 8:57 am

Good foreign policy-making needs leadership, decisiveness and, every now and then, a spot of dangerous heresy

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Will coronavirus lead to a US war with Iran?

March 13, 2020 6:53 am

Tehran’s virus troubles could allow Shia militias to attack US forces in Iraq

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

January 23, 2020 12:41 am

The legacy of the revolution is hopelessness and helplessness


All forecasts are off if Iran shuts the Strait of Hormuz

January 9, 2020 9:58 am

Oil price spikes are not the economic threat they once were

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The Middle East for dummies

January 9, 2020 9:01 am

Assad is not the worst guy in Syria. That label belongs to the US-armed and financed ‘moderate rebels’


The Iraqi government may now have to choose between America and Iran

January 3, 2020 5:28 am

What does Soleimani’s death mean for US policy and the continued US presence in Iraq?


Islam’s reformation: an Arab-Israeli alliance is taking shape in the Middle East

December 19, 2019 8:07 am

New maps of the Muslim mind are being drawn and old hatreds are on the run

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Could Donald Trump unexpectedly triumph in his bid for peace in the Middle East?

April 4, 2019 2:50 am

Even if Netanyahu fails to win the election, Trump’s plan can still be implemented by a Gantz government

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Trump’s Iran agenda is starting to backfire

November 1, 2018 10:03 am

Following the Jamal Khashoggi story, the US-Saudi-Israel alliance is not gaining traction

Donald Trump and the unreality of a two-state solution

March 7, 2018 8:52 am

The AIPAC conference, that annual celebration of the triangular romance between America, Israel and American Jews, concluded last night with…

Why Bibi ♥ Trump

March 6, 2018 9:59 am

Not many world leaders can claim to be on friendly personal terms with Donald Trump. There are fewer still who…

Christmas in the Holy Land is once again overshadowed by politics

December 22, 2017 1:00 pm

Christmas in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth has, once again, been overshadowed by politics. The latest controversy surrounds Donald Trump’s decision…

Donald Trump is right: Jerusalem is the capital of Israel

December 7, 2017 3:30 pm

The Israelis are doing it again. That thing they do when someone, anyone, even a total nishtgutnick like Donald Trump,…

Donald Trump’s presidency lurches from embarrassment to disaster

December 6, 2017 3:30 pm

Here we go again. Donald Trump decertified the Iran nuclear deal in October. Now, in another audacious foray into Middle…

Trump’s Jerusalem decision may extinguish hope in the Middle East

December 6, 2017 1:30 pm

Let’s face it, Jerusalem is politically, diplomatically and religiously special. It is important to the faith traditions of Judaism, Christianity…

Donald Trump gives Israel a Hanukkah present to remember

December 6, 2017 9:30 am

It’s Hanukkah next week, and President Donald J Trump has decided to give the state of Israel a big present.…