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 last few days have seen important and potentially defining developments in Saudi Arabia. Traditionally cautious and conservative in the areas of domestic social, political, and economic reform, the Saudi leadership has undertaken dramatic steps to address each of those areas.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri’s resignation has caught people in Lebanon and the broader region largely by surprise. Mr. Hariri cited fear for his personal safety as the main reason, pointing the finger at Iran and its ally Hezbollah as destabilizing elements in his country.
One hundred years have passed since the government of the United Kingdom declared its support for Jewish claims for a home in Palestine.
[Preamble: Islam requires its adherents to pray five times a day; moreover, men who are in close proximity to a mosque during p
The Kurds of Iraq are in a decidedly worse position weeks after voting in a referendum to declare independence from Baghdad.
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