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May 12, 2017

Saudi Arabia
U.S.-Saudi Relations

The U.S.-Saudi relationship, long bound by common interests in oil and security, has shown strains over what some analysts see as waning U.S. involvement in the Middle East and a more assertive Saudi…

U.S. President Donald J. Trump walks with Saudi King Salman at a summit in Riyadh.

June 5, 2014

United States
This Week: Israeli-Palestinian Escalation, Egyptian and Syrian Elections

Significant Developments Israel-Palestine.  Palestinian officials responded strongly to Israel’s announcement last night of plans for nearly 1,500 new housing units. Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesman fo…

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah (6th L) and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas (5th L) pose for a group photo with Palestinian ministers during a swearing-in ceremony of the technocratic government, in the West Bank city of Ramallah June 2, 2014 (Torokman/Courtesy Reuters).

January 9, 2014

United States
This Week: Syrian Pre-Negotiations, Egyptian Convictions, and more U.S. Shuttle Diplomacy

Significant Developments Syria. Representatives from various Syrian opposition groups-- including some Islamist factions-- met in Cordoba, Spain today to try to forge common ground before the schedu…

Members of Syrian opposition groups stand after visiting the former mosque of Cordoba during a consultative meeting in Cordoba, southern Spain January 9, 2014 (del Pozo/Courtesy Reuters).

February 16, 2013

Egypt
Weekend Reading: Egypt’s Other Dialogue, Libya’s Revolution, and Saudi’s "Code"

Nour Youssef on The Arabist offers her thoughts on the recent dialogue held between Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef and al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya member Nageh Ibrahim. Mohammad Azeemullah wonders if t…

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September 27, 2013

Jordan
Middle East Voices from the UN General Assembly

World leaders converged at the United Nations this week for the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly. The Middle East was well represented, with numerous heads of states and governments atten…

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani addresses the 68th United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, September 26, 2013 (Segar/Courtesy Reuters).

October 23, 2011

Saudi Arabia
Guest Post: The Demise of Saudi Crown Prince Sultan

  Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Sultan (Fahad Shadeed/Courtesy Reuters) My good friend and guest blogger Rachel Bronson weighs in on Saudi Crown Prince Sultan’s death and Saudi succession.  Although t…

Guest Post: The Demise of Saudi Crown Prince Sultan

June 15, 2004

Global
Testimony by Lee Wolosky Concerning the Second Report of an Independent Task Force on Terrorist Financing Sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations

U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental AffairsLee S. WoloskyCo-Director, Independent Task Force on Terrorist FinancingOf Counsel, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLPAdjunct Professor, Columbia UniversityMad…