One month away from national elections in Israel, and with corruption charges hanging over the embattled prime minister, anti-Netanyahu voters are beginning to coalesce around the new Israel Resilience (Hosen Le'Yisrael) and Yesh Atid alliance, known popularly as the “Blue and White.” The politic
Representatives from more than fifty countries, including most of the leaders of the European Union member states, met in Egypt last week to discuss a common agenda on migration, terrorism, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and other mutual concerns.
The abrupt resignation of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has sparked debate in the regional media over the balance between hardliners and moderates within Iran. Considered one of the major forces behind the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Mr.
Forty years ago the Islamic revolution profoundly changed the nation of Iran and the region around it. Commemorating the anniversary, Iranian leaders have channeled that revolutionary zeal, remaining bellicose and defiant about the country’s role in the world.
The Lebanese parliament has approved the formation of a new government a full nine months since voters went to the polls.
Ever since Donald Trump’s surprise announcement in mid-December ordering the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Syria, Washington’s regional allies and rivals have been jockeying for position to fill the expected power vacuum. Statements by U.S.
2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. It is an occasion which finds Tehran with little to celebrate. The reimposition of U.S. sanctions is weighing down the Iranian economy, a trend which began last year but is expected to worsen over the next few months.
U.S. President Donald Trump announced in December, via Twitter, that he had ordered the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Syria.
In December, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu finally caved to the political realities of governing with an ever-shrinking majority and called for early parliamentary elections. Scheduled for April 2019, the elections have triggered a rush for new alliances.
The Gulf Cooperation Council, an organization founded in 1981 uniting Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait and Qatar, held its annual meeting last week, despite an ongoing internal dispute.