Relations between Turkey and the EU have been on a downward trend for some time.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani is on a drive to attract foreign investment, which he believes is essential for economic health and job creation in a country where more than one in four young people are unemployed.
News of Russian troops deployed in Egypt to assist the Libyan National Army has made clear what many already suspected: Russia is in the Middle East to stay. Many regional observers have received news of rising Russian influence in the region with a mixture of caution and curiosity.
The Israeli parliament has approved a law aimed at supporters of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The new law, which some are referring to as Israel’s own travel ban, prohibits supporters of the BDS movement from entering the country.
Many European countries are holding elections in the coming months. There has been a rise in populist, xenophobic and Islamophobic rhetoric even among more centrist candidates.
The publication of a report by the Israeli comptroller on the government’s conduct of the war in Gaza in 2014—Operation Protective Edge—has produced a number of pointed reactions among Israeli and regional media.
In an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal on March 2, UAE Ambassador to the U.S.Yousef Al Otaiba highlights the importance of checking Iran’s regional aggression and revitalizing security cooperation between the United States and the Arab Gulf states.
The growing hostility between US President Donald J. Trump and the left-leaning/centrist mainstream media is an unseemly squabble amounting to an attack on America’s core democratic values.
Four months have passed since the start of a sustained Iraqi army offensive against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in the city of Mosul.
Ambassador Ronald Neumann, a member of the Middle East Policy Council board of directors, recently participated in a panel discussion on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan with Christopher D. Kolenda and Michele Flournoy at the Center for a New American Security.