Distilled to its essence, Tehran’s steadfast support for Assad is not driven by the geopolitical or financial interests of the Iranian nation, nor the religious convictions of the Islamic Republic, but by a visceral hatred for the state of Israel.
Mohammed bin Salman’s recent remarks about Israel seemed to be old wine in a more attractive bottle.
Growing cooperation between Egypt and Israel will have direct implications on Cairo’s ability to play its traditional role as a mediator in the Palestinian peace process.
A discussion on lessons learned from the Arab Peace Initiative, the two-state solution, and the future direction of Jordan.
The Trump administration’s plan for Palestinian-Israeli peace appears to take only one side into consideration.
From Moscow, Ankara, and Warsaw to Washington, DC, and New Delhi, nationalist leaders are pitting their base against their neighbors. For Israel, in particular, choosing to scapegoat minorities is beyond ironic.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
As the Trump presidency passes its one-year mark, it provides an opportunity to take stock of the administration’s Middle East policy. Trump’s short term failures, and even his successes, may lead to unintended consequences that will weaken the U.S. position in the region.
If the Trump administration stops funding UNRWA, the humanitarian consequences will be dramatic.
Trump’s decision on Jerusalem only came after multiple US decisions that redefined Resolution 242, which affirms the “inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war”.