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Comment: Differences in Middle East foreign policy between Trump and Biden show two very different visions of America’s place in the world, writes Charles W. Dunne.

Analysis: The UAE and Bahrain's normalisation of ties with Israel presents both challenges and opportunities for Russian interests in the Middle East.

Biden must pledge to do better than his record

James Snell

Biden must pledge to do better than his record

Comment: If Biden does not acknowledge the failures of the past, and tasks his team with reinstating the status quo, a better result can hardly be expected, writes James Snell.

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this ...

Kuala Lumpur <em>Summit</em>: Islamophobia, Palestine leading Muslims issues

The New Arab & agencies

Kuala Lumpur Summit: Islamophobia, Palestine leading Muslims issues

Leaders and delegates from 20 Muslim countries travelled to Malaysia, where they discussed everything from Islamophobia and Palestine to ...

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

A chronicle of deaths foretold in Syria

Comment: In Syria, at every key moment, the West has shown little commitment to values or allies, writes Muhammad Idrees Ahmad.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: US interests face attack in Iraq

This week, American military have been repeatedly targeted by rocket attacks, with many suspecting that Iranian agents or proxies are ...

Lawrence Pintak

The road to Trump's face-off with Iran

Comment: Trump has cast his lot with the House of Saud in its face-off with Iran, writes Lawrence Pintak.

Imad K. Harb

The Qatar blockade killed the GCC, but what next?

Comment: The cruel two-year blockade imposed on Qatar signals the need for a new Gulf entente based on collective action, writes wrties Imad K. ...

Two years on, Qatar has beaten the Saudi-led blockade

James Reinl

Two years on, Qatar has beaten the Saudi-led blockade

Analysis: On June 5, 2017, things looked bleak for Qatar as Riyadh and its allies imposed a blockade on Doha. Two years later, Qatar has proven ...

The New Arab & agencies

Quds Day protesters rally against 'Deal of the Century'

Protesters burned effigies of Trump and the Israeli flag as Quds Day rallies took place across Iran-backed pockets of the Middle East, just ...

US pullout from Syria is all risks, no gain

Emile Nakhleh

US pullout from Syria is all risks, no gain

Comment: Donald Trump's haphazard foreign policy decisions show a lack of knowledge of regional dynamics and bring no benefit to the United ...

Qatar repels Saudi-led blockade

Emile Nakhleh

Qatar repels Saudi-led blockade

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has failed to coerce Qatar to change course to suit Saudi Arabia's regional hegemonic aims, writes Emile ...

Netanyahu rides to Saudi crown prince's rescue (part one)

Sylvain Cypel

Netanyahu rides to Saudi crown prince's rescue (part one)

Comment: Sylvain Cypel explores the dynamics of the Saudi-US-Israel trio of strategic allies.

A history of Iraq-Syria relations

Paul Iddon

A history of Iraq-Syria relations

The two countries have gone through their ups and downs, with probably more downs than ups, writes Paul Iddon.

Joe Cirincione

Trump's march to war with Iran

Comment: War with Iran would be a painful and pointless disaster, writes Joe Cirincione.

Alain Gresh

Barack Obama, 'lackey' of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Book Club: NYT correspondent David Kirkpatrick's book is a revealing look at an ill-informed and bitterly divided Obama administration in the ...

The New Arab

Kurds may help Syrian regime in Idlib: Turkish FM

Cavusoglu warned the US to 'assess who its real allies in the region are,' after claiming that the US-backed Kurdish militia may help Assad in ...

Derek Davison

While Iran braces for sanctions, what comes next?

Comment: Should sanctions cause Iran's leadership to collapse, a military dictatorship controlled by former elements of the IRGC could emerge, ...

Trump goes to Europe: Performing triage

Robert E. Hunter

Trump goes to Europe: Performing triage

Comment: In Brussels, President Trump must reassert US commitment to the collective defence core principle of the NATO alliance, writes Robert ...

The New Arab & agencies

Trump prepares for Saudi crown prince's visit

US President Donald Trump is set to host Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday following the conclusion of the crown prince's visit to London.

Who is losing the Nile?

Alain Gresh

Who is losing the Nile?

Comment: For thousands of years the Nile has been the jugular vein of Egypt. Is Sisi about to lose control of the wealth and resources it ...

GCC crisis: Unresolved tensions plague Turkey-UAE relations

Theodore Karasik and Giorgio Cafiero

GCC crisis: Unresolved tensions plague Turkey-UAE relations

Comment: As the US loses influence in the region, both Ankara and Abu Dhabi are seeking to fill the void with assertive foreign policies, write ...

Saudi prince says Trump's Jerusalem move threatens stability

The New Arab

Saudi prince says Trump's Jerusalem move threatens stability

Prince Turki dismissed reports of Riyadh being aware of Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and warned the move as ...

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