September 26, 2019Malaysia
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad discusses his tenure as Prime Minister and Malaysia’s relationship with the United States.
May 10, 2018Southeast Asia
By Thomas Pepinsky On May 9, Malaysian voters delivered a stunning defeat to the incumbent Barisan Nasional (BN, “National Front”) regime. Since independence in 1957, Malaysia has been ruled by a …
June 25, 2018Southeast Asia
In my previous post, I discussed how, after a surprising victory in May elections, and jubilation among supporters of the former opposition coalition that they had finally broken through, ending the …
December 3, 2019Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince will take money from investors in the national oil company—but he’ll be giving up far more than he thinks.
May 4, 2011Palestinian Territories
Fuad Siniora, former prime minister of Lebanon, discusses the implications of Osama bin Laden’s death for the Middle East, the Hamas-Fatah agreement, and the U.S. role in supporting the Arab Spring w…