In light of the serious setbacks to U.S. efforts to advance Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, the Middle East Policy Council is highlighting three relevant articles published in our journal since the Madrid peace conference was held in 1991.
The dominant power on the Arabian Peninsula, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has long been one of the world’s least accessible societies, with a famously inscrutable government.
Saudi-American Forum: Two years have passed since the terror of 9/11 changed the fundamental nature of the US-Saudi relationship.
Are the Iraqi security forces ready to stand guard over the country?
By most accounts, the Obama Administration is tantalizingly close to announcing the resumption of direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, after a hiatus of more than 18 months, although there is still some wrangling over details that the two parties regard as critical.
Middle East Policy Council Executive Director Thomas Mattair was interviewed by Al Jazeera. In this interview, he discussed the latest round of Iran sanctions in the context of fuel being loaded at the Bushehr nuclear plant.
Dr. Mattair presented a paper at the Gulf Research Center's 1st Annual meeting at Cambridge University, held from July 7th through July 11th 2010. The following is an abstract of the paper.
In a likely indication of what to expect in the 2011 presidential elections, the results of Egypt's Shura Council mid-term polls held in early June 2010 marked a tightening of political space for the opposition, even by Egyptian standards.