US-Gulf relations are critical for stability, energy resources, investment, and other key US interests in the Middle East. The flurry of analysis in the Western press has been unanimous in emphasizing the need to reassure America’s Gulf allies. However, while these analyses are well reasoned, they overlook three important political conditions in the region.Read More
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Looking at the situation from today’s vantage point, where Israeli and Palestinian officials cooperate daily, it’s easy to forget that when the Israelis and the Palestine Liberation Organization signed the Oslo Accords they were recognizing each other for the first time, and abandoning their relationship as the bitterest of enemies.
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As more of the world’s diplomats and leaders head to New York City for the United Nation’s 68th General Assembly that opened on September 17th, there is a glimmer of hope that this meeting will yield crucial progress in three major MENA conflicts. Occupying center-stage this week are Iranian-American relations, Syrian-American-Russian negotiations, and Israeli-Palestinian peace-talk developments.Read More
The business and finance landscape of the Middle East is changing rapidly and will undoubtedly continue growing and evolving in the years to come. Multiple news and intelligence outlets are committed to tracking this evolution exclusively, and work constantly to keep on top of the economic times. For those of your interested in following the latest in this developing region, here are a few of the most prominent outlets.Read More