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February 22, 2017

Israel
Palestine in the UN: A Failure of Leadership

A visit to London for a conference and several panel appearances this week has not inspired much optimism about Israeli-Palestinian developments. In an article today in The Weekly Standard, I report …

February 22, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Obama and the Saudis: Too Many Glaring Mistakes

Yesterday President Obama greeted the number two and three officials of Saudi Arabia, in the Oval Office. Obviously, U.S.-Saudi relations are not in good shape, as we learned from the refusal of Kin…

January 10, 2011

Israel
Guest Post: A Capital For One State, or Two?

Palestinians watch as an excavator demolishes the Shepherd Hotel in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem on January 9, 2011 (Ronen Zvulun/Courtesy of Reuters) Guest post today.  My coll…

Guest Post: A Capital For One State, or Two?

February 22, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
The Successor to Prince Saud?

An interesting royal decree from Saudi Arabia this past week suggests who may finally succeed Saud bin Faisal as foreign minister. Saud, son of the late King Faisal (who ruled 1964-1975) has been fo…

February 22, 2017

Saudi Arabia
Generational Change in Saudi Arabia

Since the death of modern Saudi Arabia’s founder in 1953, the kingdom has been led by his sons--serving as kings, crown princes, and cabinet ministers. The crown has been passed from brother to broth…

Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Nayef

February 10, 2011

Fossil Fuels
Wikileaks Hysteria Meets Peak Oil

The energy blogosphere is in a tizzy over a series of Wikileaks cables that entertain the possibility that world is heading toward peak oil. The FT’s Energy Source goes with the headline “US fears Sa…

November 18, 2012

Israel
Voices From the Region: Israel, Hamas, Syria, Saudi Arabia

“This is a real declaration of war. The enemy will pay a heavy price for its crime and will regret the moment it thought of perpetrating it.” – Fawzi Barhoum, a spokesman for Hamas, in response to th…

Ahmed Al-Jaabari, chief of the armed wing of Hamas, escorting Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing on October 18, 2011 (Farid/Courtesy Reuters).

February 22, 2017

Egypt
Mubarak’s Fate

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak lies on a stretcher while being transported to the courtroom at the police academy in Cairo on January 5, 2012 (Courtesy Reuters). Among the many problems Egy…

Mubarak’s Fate

August 29, 2011

United States
What Should the White House Do After a Pakistan-based Terrorist Attack?

Pakistani soldier Rasheed holds a rocket launcher while standing in a bunker on a mountain in Sadda on July 6, 2010 (Mian Khursheed/Courtesy Reuters). In his 2006 autobiography, Pakistani President …

What Should the White House Do After a Pakistan-based Terrorist Attack?

September 19, 2011

United States
Pakistan, America, and Journalistic Courage

Tribesmen pray at grave of Hayatullah Khan during his funural near Mir Ali in the North Waziristan region on the Afghan border on June 17, 2006 (Faisal Mahmood/Courtesy Reuters). In 2005, U.S. and P…

Tribesmen pray at grave of Hayatullah Khan during his funural near Mir Ali in the North Waziristan region on the Afghan border on June 17, 2006 (Faisal Mahmood/Courtesy Reuters).