Militias formed to fight the Islamic State are putting the political independence of the Iraqi government in jeopardy.
Rather than turning Qatar’s people against their emir, the Saudi-led blockade of the Gulf state is stiffening its resolve instead.
One thing is certain: given Iran’s economic and security landscapes, President Rouhani will face an extremely challenging four years.
Very rich, heavily armed states are engaged in brinkmanship in the world’s most conflict-prone region. This doesn’t end well – for anyone.
The journalist couple share their thoughts and insights on Iran, in their first joint public event since being released from prison.
We discuss an Israeli bill banning BDS supporters from the country, Saudi’s first comic convention, and the legacy of the Iran-Iraq War.
Middle East Weekly explores the human cost of the White House’s approach to immigration policy, and what it means for U.S. foreign policy.
The United Arab Emirates’ increased use of hard power could corrode diplomatic ties and weaken its position vis-a-vis regional adversaries.
Russia intervened in the Syrian war to redefine the international balance of power, not as a brotherly commitment to defend his Arab ally.
We discuss OPEC’s oil production cuts, a powerful cyberattack in Saudi Arabia, and a controversial bill in Turkey on statutory rape.