The election of a conservative candidate last month in Iran’s presidential elections has raised important questions about the future of Iran’s domestic and foreign policy.
Fellow, Middle East Policy Council
The US military’s withdrawal from Baghram Air Base—the largest US military installation in Afghanistan— in anticipation of its complete withdrawal from the country later this year, has sparked speculation about the country’s short- to medium-term future.
A recently declassified US intelligence report dealing with the circumstances surrounding the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has elicited strong reactions from Saudi and other Arab leaders.
The new US administration announced earlier this month that it would revoke the “terrorist group” designation of Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen in an effort to move forward the peace process in the country.
The US Department of State issued a statement in the waning days of the Trump administration designating the Yemeni military rebel forces Ansar Allah, currently occupying the capital and large swaths of the country, as a terrorist group.
The brazen assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh threatens to destabilize the region anew.
With less than two months to go before the US presidential elections, regional observers and editorials have begun opining on the electoral chances of the respective presidential candidates, as well as, more importantly, on the consequences for the region
Reports of the capture by the Iraqi forces of the alleged leader of ISIS have come at a very important time for new Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi. Mr. Al-Kadhimi has made the fight against the remnants of ISIS in Iraq one of his government’s main priorities.
This week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will visit the U.S. president at the White House. The meeting, which was confirmed only a few days ago, takes place against a worsening U.S.-Turkish relationship and moves by the U.S.
News of the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State, has sparked debate across the region about the consequences of his demise.