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.
Following up on campaign pledges, President Donald Trump has recently taken action to weaken the multilateral Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iranian Nuclear Deal. Though he has not pulled the United States out of the JCPOA, Mr.
Before becoming the Emir of Kuwait in 2006, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah’s responses to global crises as Kuwait’s foreign minister and prime ministe
Mr. Cafiero is the CEO of Gulf State Analytics (@GulfStateAnalyt), a Washington, DC-based geopolitical-risk consultancy where Dr. Karasik (@Tkarasik) is a senior adviser.
The Qatar crisis has afforded Moscow opportunities to secure geopolitical gains in the Persian Gulf re
Last week Saudi Arabia announced the end of a longstanding ban on female drivers. The decree has been greeted with enthusiasm by regional observers, many of whom have been quick to note the economic dividends that such a move can bring about.
U.S. President Donald Trump gave his maiden speech in front of world leaders gathered at the United Nations in New York on September 19. In his remarks, Mr. Trump took aim at the North Korean regime, which, in a reference reminiscent of President George W.
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s recent two-day visit to Abu Dhabi to hold talks with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was a testament to the brotherly relations between our two countries and peoples.
Ten years ago, Hamas took over Gaza and set up a parallel government rivaling that of the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank. Now Hamas has expressed willingness to turn over control of the territory to the PA.
Masoud Barzani, leader of the Iraqi Kurdistan region, announced on June 7 that the Iraqi Kurds would hold a referendum on September 25 on the question of independence.
While millions of Syrian refugees remain stranded outside the borders of their country, it is the fate of a different kind of “migrant” that has caught the region’s attention this week.