June 7, 2007
Jawad I. Ali, a lawyer who helps corporations structure sharia-compliant finance deals, discusses the boom in Islamic banking and the industry’s future.
May 4, 2011
While U.S. military efforts in Afghanistan won’t be directly affected, bin Laden’s death could result in an expedited draw-down schedule, leaving the country open to a Taliban takeover and leading to…
June 22, 2018
The Gulf nation’s ground troops have cultivated alliances in Yemen with local armed groups, but its ability to shape the civil war’s outcome is limited.
May 1, 2012
Osama bin Laden’s killing helped spawn a crisis in Pakistan and left tough al-Qaeda-affiliated movements in the Mideast and Africa, says CFR’s Linda Robinson.
May 3, 2011
Osama bin Laden’s death has given the United States greater credibility in the Middle East, which President Obama can use to broadly frame an approach to Israeli-Palestinian peace within the context …
April 16, 2018
The United States should follow targeted strikes in Syria with intensified global efforts to nullify the regime’s chemical weapons capabilities.
September 14, 2012
The Arab Spring severely weakened the narrative of Islamist extremists but they are now stirring anti-U.S. sentiments in fragile new democracies, says Mideast expert Ali Soufan.
December 1, 2017
Averting famine will require Saudi Arabia to permit the resumption of commercial shipping of food and fuel to the besieged country.
November 17, 2017
Saudi Arabia pressed Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to resign to try to weaken Iran-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon. The path to resolving the crisis could run through Yemen.
August 28, 2014
Haider al-Abadi has unified the country’s Shias, but may struggle to keep their support as he forms a new government and attempts to redress Sunni grievances, says expert Mohamad Bazzi.