Khalifa Haftar and Fayez al-Sarraj agree to stop fighting, but it’s not hard to imagine how their deal might unravel.
Middle East and North Africa
Great kings can overcome the burdens of geopolitics by force of will and shrewd wisdom. But they need time.
This is a war of elites on elites. The Saudis are targeting the prestige of Qatar’s ruling Al Thani family.
With Libya still a shambles and without the United States involved, Egypt lashes out.
From falling oil prices to an America in retreat, the foundations of the Saudi monarchy are cracking.
The new French president sets a red line and criticizes Barack Obama for not enforcing his.
Both sides have been two-faced about their intentions in the conflict. This could not go on forever.
The $12 billion weapons deal comes only weeks after the president reprimanded Qatar for aiding Islamists.
Evaluating American-Turkish relations in light of Trump’s Middle East visit and the diplomatic isolation of Qatar.
Denied more autonomy by Madrid and Baghdad, the two minorities push for votes on independence.