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qatar

At the core of the Qatar dispute is the question of Qatar’s support for extremism. While many Gulf states have histories of donating to or...
Saudi

Washington’s partisan vitriol has infected the Middle East policy debate. The problem traces to the 2003 Iraq War. While there was bipartisan support for the...

Look at any map and the Middle East is a region of straight-line states, a sure sign of the artificiality of borders. Not all states...
qatar

President Trump reminds me of Winston Churchill’s quip about the Germans: He’s either at your throat or at your feet. During his trip to Saudi Arabia...
ISIS

The Institute for Gulf Affairs, a Washington-based think tank focusing on Saudi Arabia, usually from a critical perspective, has an interesting new report out alleging...
middle east

There is perhaps nothing a global class of calcified diplomatic professionals appreciates more than subtlety and nuance. Donald Trump's tour of the world’s three major...
Saudi Arabia

President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia highlighted not only the U.S. alliance with the desert kingdom but also Saudi Arabia’s deplorable human rights record...
middle east

It’s one of the ironies of Middle Eastern studies and Western media that the Israel-Palestinian conflict tends to get outsize coverage in comparison to so...

If you want to know why so many people hate Congress, look at the way it has handled the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act...
Zarif

If you want a good laugh--or at least a contemptuous chortle--then read this op-ed that appeared in the New York Times today by Mohammad Javad Zarif,...
turkey

There are many adjectives that might aptly describe the Obama administration’s Syria policy, but “coherent” is not among them. The administration’s desperation to avoid involving...
Middle East peace

Something very odd has been happening in the Middle East and, as Sunday’s editorial in the New York Times illustrates, it has a lot of...