A deal that would see Iraqi oil sent via pipeline to Jordan and Egypt has lots of upsides and one very big downside.
In the run up to the election, President Trump and Jared Kushner anticipated a big win with the normalization of relations between the UAE and Israel but they have overhyped and overplayed their hand.
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.
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Jordan’s king is fighting back against the looming Israeli annexation of West Bank territory that includes the Jordan Valley.
The Israeli coalition agreement gives Netanyahu the opportunity to annex large parts of the West Bank. But will he do it?
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.
Economies in the MENA region were slowing even before coronavirus hit.