A discussion on lessons learned from the Arab Peace Initiative, the two-state solution, and the future direction of Jordan.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption campaign shows how the public prosecution is used to provide a veil of legality for pursuing targets.
A “Gold Standard” nuclear cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia may not be the best way for the United States to balance against Russia and China or restore its influence over nonproliferation policy in the Middle East.
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.
For nearly forty years, the Palestinian cause has been at the center of the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran for regional preeminence. In the aftermath of the Islamic Revolution, Saudi Arabia seemed ready to present a common front with Iran on the issue of Palestine.