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.
Implementation of the NSG guidelines—including by Pakistan—should significantly reduce the likelihood that Saudi Arabia will enrich uranium anytime soon.
While countries in the Maghreb and the Gulf are increasing their security cooperation, they lack a long-term strategic understanding.
Carnegie’s Joseph Bahout discusses the transformations in Saudi Arabia and the GCC, and the risks involved.
The Saudi regime is reshaping the country’s legal sector in profound ways.
To date, no clear consensus has been reached on whether natural wealth such as hydrocarbon’s is a blessing or a curse, and no comprehensive methodology has been established.
The ideas of religious moderation and social modernization have been steadily pushed on the defensive in the four decades since 1979. Any effort to reverse 1979, therefore, must be welcomed in the Subcontinent.
Saad Hariri's suspension of his resignation was due to the intervention of France and Egypt.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Despite extensive cooperation, tension is common in the triangle of relationships formed between Saudi donors, the Pakistani security establishment, and salafi or jihadi groups based in Pakistan.