“Mohammed bin Zayed was willing to pick up the phone and talk to Bashar al-Assad of Syria, but he isn’t willing to do the same with the Qataris.”
June 07, 2020
100 years of conflict in Israel-Palestine and the 40-year Saudi-Iran rivalry: Best-selling Mideast books for 2020
All historians begin somewhere. Their choice of starting date reveals what they take as significant in explaining how we got to be where we are.
April 27, 2020
How a misleading report on Iran from a hawkish 'think tank' made its way to Trump administration talking points
The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies gives Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo the ammo they need to see to it that Iran sees no relief during the COVID-19 crisis.
April 23, 2020
A new collection of journal articles opens a window on debates within Russia and illuminates the thinking behind its Middle East policies.
February 01, 2020