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In-depth: At this year’s CPAC, Donald Trump boasted of his policy victories in the Middle East, but his erratic legacy is probably more liability than asset for the Biden administration.

Analysis: Libya's civil war could become a source of confrontation rather than cooperation between the Biden administration and Turkey.

US in balancing act as Saudi prince spared sanctions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US in balancing act as Saudi prince spared sanctions

A US decision to spare Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi has frustrated campaigners.

Ending <em>the</em> forever war in Afghanistan

Carl Bildt

Ending the forever war in Afghanistan

Comment: If the Biden administration is to avoid a new spiral of violence after a US withdrawal from Afghanistan, it must ...

A new chapter in Greece's Middle East military strategy

Eva J. Koulouriotis

A new chapter in Greece's Middle East military strategy

Analysis: Concerns about Turkey's regional assertiveness have pushed Greece to adopt a more proactive foreign policy, with Athens building new ...

Jonathan Kuttab

Is Israel an apartheid state?

Comment: Israel has determined separate and unequal regimes for Israelis and Palestinians, and enshrined them in laws that assert the control of one group over the other, writes Jonathan Kuttab.

Anatol Lieven

What Putin nemesis Navalny is, and what he isn't

Comment: The US should be careful to assume Alexei Navalny would be the answer to all its problems in Russia, writes Anatol ...

Mitchell Plitnick

Holes in Biden's Palestine policy tell a familiar story

Comment: Biden's initial moves in the Israel/Palestine arena suggest a move back to Obama-era policies, while leaving Trump's damage ...

Ramona Wadi

Don't expect Biden to reverse Trump's legacy in Palestine

Comment: Joe Biden has neither obligation nor political will to reverse Trump's worst concessions to Israel, and the UN has only ...

Israel releases data-sharing <em>deal</em> with Pfizer

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel releases data-sharing deal with Pfizer

An expert warned that Israel's rollout of the Pfizer vaccine amounted to 'the biggest experiment on humans in ...

Paul McLoughlin

2021 could be even worse for the Middle East

Yemen, Afghanistan and Syria are the countries most at risk according to the IRC Emergency Watchlist for 2021.

Sudan-Egypt-Ethiopia Nile dam talks to resume Sunday

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan-Egypt-Ethiopia Nile dam talks to resume Sunday

Sudan's state news agency said officials from current African Union chair South Africa would be involved in the new round of ...

Brexit becomes reality as UK quits EU single market

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Brexit becomes reality as UK quits EU single market

While the EU tariff- and quota-free trade deal averted potential business chaos in the immediate future, the ...

<em>The</em> New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

The New Arab Staff

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

Palestine in 2020: Reflections on a turbulent year

Yara Hawari

Palestine in 2020: Reflections on a turbulent year

Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 saw the further erosion of Palestinian rights.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In town brutalised by IS, Iraq tests its power

The Iraqi government is attempting to restore control over Sinjar, the Yazidi homeland previously controlled by a web of paramilitary organisations following its liberation from IS.

The New Arab Staff

US embassy in Jerusalem names courtyard after Jared Kushner

President Donald Trump's special advisor and son-in-law has spearheaded normalisation agreements between Israel and Arab states this year.

Judit Neurink

Violence will only incite desperate young Kurds even more

Comment: The brutal crackdown on anti-government protests is a dangerous way to react to the desperation of young, ...

Giorgio Cafiero

How Morocco-Israel normalisation could push Algeria closer to Russia

Analysis: Threatened by Arab-Israeli normalisation deals and US recognition of Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara, Algeria's ties ...

Moroccan schools to teach Jewish history and culture

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Moroccan schools to teach Jewish history and culture

Morocco will introduce Jewish history and culture in its school curriculum.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Armenian officials report new clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh

Armenia has accused Azerbaijan of violating a peace deal.

Moroccan Foreign Minister praises normalisation in Israeli TV interview

The New Arab Staff

Moroccan Foreign Minister praises normalisation in Israeli TV interview

Morocco’s Foreign Minister, Nasser Bourita, has given an interview to Israeli TV, saying that normalisation with Israel was part of a ...

Kuwaiti school fires teacher after including Israel in assignment

Diana Alghoul

Kuwaiti school fires teacher after including Israel in assignment

Kuwaitis forced an American international school to apologise after a teacher 'broke local morals' and gave her students a map that includes ...

For Palestinians, Secretary Blinken is precious little to celebrate

Ramona Wadi

For Palestinians, Secretary Blinken is precious little to celebrate

Comment: Secretary of State Blinken will likely bring an 'acceptable' veneer to US enabling of Israel, but little concrete ...

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