Highly sectarian media coverage and rhetoric surrounding the campaign to retake the Iraqi city of Fallujah threatens to further damage the strained social fabric of Iraq.
Saudi Arabia’s unprecedented assertiveness is not a sign of confidence, but rather reflects deep anxieties about a collapsing regional order.
Although Saudi Arabia has appointed a new oil minister, it will most likely continue to maintain its current petroleum production policy.
President Obama’s recent trip to Saudi Arabia has come at a time of strained ties, raising questions about the state of U.S. relationships in the region.
On an issue that should evoke broad support from Washington to Warsaw, the transatlantic partners have utterly failed to come up with a joint strategy.
An examination of oil-price instability after a failure to freeze oil production.
Gulf complaints about Washington are driven as much by their own deep internal government security concerns and policy failures as by the more conventional explanations such as Iran and Syria.
Riyadh is displaying a new foreign policy activism under the leadership of King Salman and his powerful son.
India’s regional, economic, and, increasingly, security interests are closely interlinked with events in the Middle East, and more particularly with the Gulf.
Unless Riyadh and Washington work toward a new understanding of what each can expect from the other, the pillars supporting the U.S.-Saudi relationship will continue to erode.