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Hugh Lovatt

Middle East

The dangers of US support for a Gulf-Israeli defense pact

The military alignment risks heightened conflict in the Middle East — without weakening Iran’s geopolitical position or nuclear program.

Middle East

Israel-UAE peace deal: Flipping the regional order of the Middle East

The Israel-UAE peace deal provides multiple wins for both countries, and for the U.S. But it could yet deepen the region’s political fault lines.

Middle East

The UN is right to track businesses in Israeli settlements

The disinformation campaign against a new United Nations database aims to legitimize the Israeli settler movement and those who illegally profit from it.