The presidential elections in Egypt, scheduled for March 26-28, are expected to give President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi a second term.
Former United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger spoke to truth when he said, “America has no permanent friends, only interests”.
Since its founding in 1981, the Middle East Policy Council (MEPC) has dedicated its programs to improve American understanding of the politics and societies of the Arab world and the wider Middle East, and to promote thoughtful discussion and debate about American interests and U.S.
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There is a real danger that the cold war between Israel and Iran may soon turn hot in Lebanon. Statements by Israeli politicians and military officials have highlighted the seriousness of the threat posed by Iranian proxies in Lebanon, threatening military escalation.
The two countries forming the solid backbone of our region in turmoil are the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, whose leaders have consistently displayed great strength, wisdom as well as loyalty to their people and to each other. And never more so than nowadays!
Turkey has begun military operations against Kurdish YPG militia fighters it accuses of supporting the outlawed Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK). The move comes after the U.S.
The Trump administration has unveiled a detailed plan outlining long-term U.S. goals and involvement in the Syrian conflict. Though the Obama administration assiduously avoided any open-ended commitments in the conflict, it appears that President Trump is reversing that position.
As the Trump administration enters its second year, signs abound that the Middle East is in the midst of a historic realignment. The foundations of U.S. influence in the region are being shaken by the rise of China, the increasing assertiveness of Russia, the possible decoupling of the EU-U.S.
Reports from Israel suggest the imminent expansion of illegal settlements in Palestine. U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem seems to have emboldened the conservative voices within Israel to push for yet more construction.