The Middle East is where Africa, Asia, and Europe meet, where the three Abrahamic religions were born, and where their holiest places are. It’s where the planet’s hydrocarbon resources are most abundant and accessible, and where the strategic lines of com
Visiting Scholar, Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs, Brown University
Fifty-three years ago, as a young foreign service officer, I helped ensure that Taipei rather than Beijing continued to represent China in the United Nations Security Council and elsewhere internationally. Since then, I have seen relations between China a
Pressure on Lebanese leaders by international partners to form a government and to implement urgent reforms comes as the country’s economy continues its death spiral.
News of the failure of the latest talks between President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri, which took place on March 22, risks pushing Lebanon further into political and economic chaos.
The creation of a national-unity government in Libya has been welcomed as an important achievement for the Libyan people, as well as for the international community.
After a little more than a month in office, US President Joe Biden ordered a retaliatory strike against Iranian-backed militias based in Syria. The air strikes were a response to alleged attacks by Kataib Hizbullah and Kataib Sayed Al-Shuhada on US targets in Iraq.
It was understood from the beginning that one of US President Joe Biden’s greatest foreign-policy challenges would be a return to the negotiation table with Iran. Mr.
In 2017, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Egypt cut their ties with Qatar over accusations of the latter’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood, Iran, and terrorist groups in the region.
Israeli politics appear to be stuck in a never-ending cycle of instability as new elections loom on the horizon yet again.