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yemen

The Senate voted down a resolution on Tuesday aimed at ending U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. It was a bitter defeat, but...

For at least two years now, liberals in the U.S. and Europe have been shouting the same mantra in a thousand different forms. The mantra,...
iran

After issuing a rare rebuke of Iran’s repeated calls for Israel’s destruction on Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov added that Moscow also opposes “attempts...
saudi arabia

Writing in these pages last month, I described Muhammad bin Salman's reform agenda in Saudi Arabia as "the real Arab Spring." The 32-year-old Saudi crown...

On the first COMMENTARY podcast of the week,  we ask whether the Michael Flynn plea indicates huge trouble for the Trump White House or will...
Saudi Arabia

Around this time of the year in 2010, a Tunisian fruit vendor's self-immolation triggered a tsunami of uprisings that soon engulfed much of the Middle...
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...