President Trump’s fight for a second term may spill over into US policy in the Middle East between now and 3 November.
US views will influence what Netanyahu decides to do on 1 July. Those of other major international actors might do so too. But domestic political considerations may be even more important.
Jordan’s king is fighting back against the looming Israeli annexation of West Bank territory that includes the Jordan Valley.
The Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told the settler movement he doesn’t envision a Palestinian state emerging from the ‘deal of the century.’
The Israeli coalition agreement gives Netanyahu the opportunity to annex large parts of the West Bank. But will he do it?
Quarantine measures appear to have kept Covid-19 at bay for now. But Gaza’s already creaking health service will be overwhelmed, if the virus establishes itself in the population at large.
As the Idlib truce continues to hold, Vladimir Putin reinforces Russia’s dominant role in Syria.
Countries across the MENA region are facing severe water shortages yet have done little to ameliorate a shared problem. Will the Covid-19 pandemic teach them that working cooperatively is the only way to resolve a looming crisis?
Jordan’s relations with Iraq, Syria and Qatar have improved. Iran remains hostile. With other countries in the region, the direction of travel is less clear.
Despite its rich Jewish heritage, its low-key links to Israel and its need for a good relationship with the US, Morocco has stuck to its principles on Jerusalem and Palestine.