It is with profound sadness that the Middle East Policy Council announces the sudden passing from a stroke of our president, the Hon. Ford M. Fraker, former U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, over the Labor Day weekend.
The fall of the Syrian city of Dara’a to Russian-backed Syrian government forces is considered by many to be one of the last chapters of the Syrian civil war.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has once again carved out a victory in his country’s presidential elections. His bloc, the Justice and Development (AK) party, in coalition with two smaller parties, has also managed to secure parliamentary victory.
US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced this week that the United States was withdrawing with immediate effect from the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC).
Both sides in this enduring conflict have been failed by leaders and Western intermediaries. Summits, conferences, accords and a roadmap going nowhere have been a waste of time and effort.
The ongoing violence and daily killing of Palestinian civilians has renewed the attention of the world on the suffering of civilians in Gaza and elsewhere in the Occupied Territories. On the day of the unveiling of the plaque signaling the official relocation of the U.S.
Parliamentary elections in Iraq have resulted in a surprisingly strong showing for the Marching Towards Reform bloc, an alliance between Shia Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and secular nationalist groups, which pushed the ruling party of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi into third place.
At least 58 Palestinians were killed when Israeli troops fired on protesters as the U.S. embassy opened its new location in Jerusalem.
The United States and its allies have taken military action against Syria in response to an alleged chemical attack by the Syrian government against its own population.