In an abrupt, but not wholly unexpected move, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz announced last week that his 31-year old son, Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, has been appointed as the new Crown Prince, replacing Prince Mohammed bin Nayef.
The Israeli government has announced, much to the disappointment of the Jewish diaspora and the non-ultra-Orthodox community, that it has cancelled plans to create a permanent “pluralistic prayer area” at the Western Wall.
It has now been more than two weeks since Qatar was sanctioned by its neighbors, who have accused it of pursuing a destabilizing foreign policy. But despite brief food shortages, Qatar is in no imminent danger of economic or political collapse.
The twin terror attacks carried out in Iran against two symbolically important sites—the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomenei’s mausoleum—have once more laid bare the internal tension between the hardliners and the reformists in Tehran.
Last week marked the fiftieth anniversary of the 6-Day War, which saw Israel gain control over the Sinai, the Golan Heights, Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
The split between Iran and Hamas in the aftermath of the Syrian crisis has been the biggest challenge to Tehran’s Palestine strategy since the 1979 Revolution.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has reached out to his regional neighbors to reassure them of his country’s support for its Arab allies, emphasizing the importance of economic ties and anti-terror cooperation.
U.S. President Donald Trump has made Saudi Arabia the first stop on his maiden international trip. For many in the region, the choice of destination signals an important realignment in the region. Mr.
In November 2016, OPEC’s obituary was ready, and geopolitics was a leading coauthor. If two of the most important OPEC members—Iran and Saudi Arabia—lacked diplomatic relations, how could they trust each other to adhere to production quotas?
The visit of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House in early May appears to have generated some hope among regional commentators that U.S. President Donald Trump may resuscitate the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Regional Arab observers see Mr.