Turkey hoped Donald Trump would be less supportive of the Kurds than Barack Obama. It doesn’t look like it.
A stagnating economy and war in Yemen exacerbate the tension between conservative and reform-minded Saudis.
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Analysis and commentary about Donald Trump’s first direct military action against Bashar al-Assad.
Having failed to talk Barack Obama into a war with Iran, the Emirati rulers hopes to have better luck with Donald Trump.
The new president cares less about human rights than his predecessor. But does that make him a friend of Egypt?
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Turkey and Iran are the Middle East’s natural hegemons. Islam and socialism provide the necessary social glue.
Herman Sörgel proposed building dams on opposite ends of the Mediterranean in order to lower the sea.