The cost of international military intervention in the Middle East
The cost of military intervention by international powers in the Middle East is determined by two main factors.
How did aid to Aleppo fall hostage to geopolitics?
The political bargaining between the various players in the Syrian crisis is manifested in the bombing of aid convoys...
How will Saudi Arabia deal with JASTA?
Saudi-American relations entered a new stage of tension after Congress passed JASTA on September 28, overruling the presidential veto.
Iran's tentative gains vs. a complicated domestic calculus
Multi-lateral diplomacy has made a breakthrough by reaching an unprecedented understanding between Iran and the P5+1 group.
Gain Ground at Expense of International Stakeholders
The international stances against the Houthi rebels have receded, and there is no actual support for Abd Rabou Mansour Hadi...
Changing the nature of US involvement in the Middle East
The US is not only planning to scale back on direct military intervention...
Limits of Continuity
Contradictory US Calculations for Yemen
Contradictory positions characterize the US policy on the ongoing Yemeni conflict.
From revolutions to Trump, why experts got their predictions so wrong
The difficulty of predicting political developments is partly due to the exceptional political changes witnessed across the globe.
Will the elected president moderate his policies after his election win?
Donald Trump’s speech, after his victory in the US presidential elections, revealed slight changes to the rhetoric used...
The Impact of Trump’s Potential Policies on the Economies of the Middle East
What are the repercussions on Middle East economies should the President-elect's policies be carried out?
The Implications of Extending American Sanctions on Iran
Tensions between Iran and the US have increased, especially after the US Congress’ decision to extend sanctions for another ten years.
Tehran’s Two Main Perspectives on Dealing with Washington
President Trump's policy of escalation with Iran has polarized camps within Tehran's political circles.
Goals and Challenges Facing US Deployment in Manbij
The deployment of 400 American troops in the vicinity of Manbij has raised questions about the goals of the US administration in Syria.