Following the unexpected turnaround in the Likud Party’s electoral fortunes and what looks like yet another term for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, many have wondered whether much will change in Israeli politics and in the region.
In an effort to lure much-needed foreign investment in the country, the Egyptian government held an international economic conference last week in Sharm el-Sheikh.
For many years, I've appealed to the Arab World, in particular Gulf leaderships, to rescue both Iraq and Yemen from falling into Iranian hands. Today, like Syria and Lebanon, those once proud Arab heartlands are virtually under the control of Iran's Supreme Leader. That's no exaggeration.
Days after Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu’s addressed the U.S. Congress, observers and commentators from the region continue to take stock of the fall-out from his speech. Unsurprisingly, many of those who already viewed Mr.
Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu’s recent speech before the U.S. Congress had been a point of controversy in the U.S. and Middle East. Before the address, the White House had characterized the planned speech as potentially destructive for the U.S.-Israeli relationship. The U.S.
Last week, in a gathering at the White House aimed at tackling violent extremism, U.S. President Barack Obama tried to put forward a more nuanced and historically grounded understanding of violent extremism and its sources.
On Saturday, the Turkish President, Recip Tayyip Erdogan, is scheduled to begin a four-day visit to Saudi Arabia to hold talks with King Salman, who recently acceded to the throne following the passing of King Abdullah.
On November 29, 1981, I was sitting in my office at the U.S. embassy in Damascus when I heard a loud explosion not too far away. I had arrived and taken up my duties as deputy chief of the U.S. mission only a few weeks earlier.
The Islamic State has continued its campaign of violence and intimidation by executing 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya. By doing so, IS has dragged yet another country into a growing and increasingly dangerous conflict.
Following the overthrow of the government and the house arrest of the country’s president, Yemen’s Houthi militants are having to come to terms with the costs of increasing isolation and depleted financial resources.