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.
The pretence has ended. The gloves are off. Iran’s Minister of Defence, Brigadier General Hossein Dehgan, has openly threatened to destroy the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the exception of Mecca and Medina if it “does something ignorant”.
This event was held May 11, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Our panel of Saudi Arabian and American officials and analysts discussed the impact of U.S. and Saudi Arabian cooperation on counter terrorism.
Iran’s presidential elections are scheduled to take place in two weeks’ time.
President Trump’s decision to launch a Tomahawk strike on a Syrian airbase on April 7 is worrisome because it was apparently motivated by his emotional reaction to television pictures of dead children rather than because of a well-considered and comprehensive strategy to deal with the Syrian prob
Sixty-nine years since its founding, the state of Israel continues to labor under the burden of its past and present.
U.S. officials believe that the Syrian regime unleashed a brutal chemical weapons attack against civilians on April 4th in rebel-held Idlib province. While the Bashar al Assad government has denied responsibility, few outside of Moscow questions its culpability. U.S.
Turkish voters have approved — by a thin margin — constitutional changes transforming Turkey’s government into a presidential system. The vote is seen as an endorsement for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who now may occupy the powerful seat of the presidency until 2029.
The unpredictable nature of the Trump White House made headlines last week as U.S. ships launched a cruise missile strike on a Syrian military base said to have launched the April 4th chemical weapons attack on the town of Khan Shaykhun.