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Category Archive: allpost, Analysis, MENA, Regions

In Venezuela, real dialogue remains unlikely. What can be done to change this?

Venezuelan politics are becoming progressively more chaotic: This month, a judicial order cancelled an opposition-led drive to hold a presidential recall referendum; scheduled gubernatorial elections...

After the Obama-Erdogan Meeting at the G20

The meeting between President Barack Obama and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on September 4 at the G20 provided the two leaders with their first face-to-face opportunity to discuss the...

Saudi-Egyptian Tensions: Rifts Within the “Camp of Stability” Serve Iran’s Interests

On July 31, 2015, the dominant player in Saudi Arabia today, Defense Minister (and the King’s son) Muhammad Bin Salman, met Egyptian president Abd al-Fattah Sisi and signed the Cairo...

How Macedonia Is Leading on the Refugee Crisis

In little more than a year, millions of desperate refugees have fled from the wars in Syria and Iraq. Many hundreds of thousands have reached European shores, with their distressing plight broadcast...

Jordan-Israel Relations: Normalization in the Shadow of Political Deadlock

On September 26, 2016, Noble Energy announced that it signed a contract with the Jordan Electric Power Company. Noble Energy is the American partner in the consortium that holds the rights to produce...

Donald Trump’s Election as President: Israel’s Additional Focus

The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States has prompted many in Israel to issue recommendations to the President-elect and the administration-in-formation regarding policy on...

Reassessing American Interests in the Middle East

Because foreign policy issues received so little attention during the recent presidential election, it is difficult to know what vision and policies president-elect Donald Trump will adopt for US...

How Trump Could Surprise the World on Israeli-Palestinian Peacemaking

Like many of his predecessors, Donald Trump aspires to Middle East peacemaking: “I would love to be able to be the one that made peace with Israel and the Palestinians,” he said recently, adding,...

OPEC’s Challenge

In September, in a concerted effort to stem the fall in oil prices and accelerate the rebalancing of the global market, the Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) announced the...

Why America Gets Blamed in Syria

When things go badly for declared U.S. policy in Syria, locals in the region — regardless of which side they are on — often conclude that what is declared is really deception: that surely...