The decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by President Trump was a political decision, not a foreign policy decision. It was about President Trump and his supporters, and not about moving the peace process forward.
By accepting that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, Trump torpedoes the potential role of the U.S. as a neutral broker in the peace process between Palestinians and Israelis.
Opening up to private sector investment is the only way forward for Arabian Gulf countries.
Frequent cabinet reshuffling by the Trump administration could potentially have implications for U.S. foreign policy.
Dutch disease is a very common condition among resource-rich nations but its effects on the body of the economy, as well as the potential cure, are always country-specific. What would it take for Russia, both politically and economically, to wean itself off the hydrocarbon windfall?
The political landscape remains unchanged and the National Liberation Front and the National Democratic Rally are likely to win the majority of the seats in the upcoming Algerian elections.
Saad Hariri's suspension of his resignation was due to the intervention of France and Egypt.
The November 2017 UN Climate Conference was marked by the unprecedented presence of U.S. cities, states, and corporations.
Saad Hariri's accommodating approach to Hezbollah fueled Saudi angst.
During U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to China, U.S. officials will be looking to see what Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech to the 19th Party Congress means for solving security issues and growing the global economy.
A U.S. strategy to address Iran’s nuclear ambitions and the challenges it poses regionally.
A retrospective of President Putin’s early political life to interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election to his relationship with President Trump.
The 2009 reset effort between Hillary Clinton and Sergey Lavrov was a genuine effort to figure out whether there was a U.S.-Russian common agenda. But Vladimir Putin’s varying levels of commitment to the idea that U.S. hegemony should be stopped undermined cooperation.
In protesting the populist policies of Donald Trump, what are effective strategies, and what is merely counter-productive?
A candid, full interview on Russian President Vladimir Putin and allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
While there has been no real challenge from other political organized structures, Russian President Vladimir Putin was reelected in 2012 out of the desire for economic growth.
Why U.S. President Donald Trump’s business with corrupt foreign governments risks spreading corruption to the United States.
China is unique in terms of its economic performance but is not exceptional. People need a different set of assumptions to understand China’s economy even though the economic principles for analysis are the same.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to undo the Iran Nuclear Deal hands leverage over to Iran, and reduces international confidence in the United States.
Egypt and Palestinian parties have strong tactical reasons to make the reconciliation deal work.