The United Arab Emirates already has a string of ports in the Horn of Africa running along the Red Sea; it aspires to add another in Sudan.
At a crucial moment, with tensions between Iran and the US running dangerously high, the region loses the voice of an independent honest broker.
A week ago Hamas and Israel appeared to be close to a deal. The Suleimani assassination may, for the foreseeable future, have just scuppered it.
Thus far a modest market reaction and US President Donald Trump’s wish to avoid a major spike in oil prices as he gears up for his re-election campaign are signs that war is not the inevitable outcome of the Sulemaini assassination
The assassination of the Iranian Quds Force general Qassem Suleimani dramatically alters the political landscape of the Middle East. How Iran responds will determine if the region is marching toward a major war.
A US presidential executive order and a declaration by the British government signal that the definition of what constitutes anti-Semitism is about to be significantly broadened.
The goal of the 19th Doha Forum was to drive forward discussion of multipolarity in a world riven with conflicts and driven by bipolar confrontations.
Saudi Arabia heads into the Vienna OPEC meeting facing stiff headwinds in its bid to secure a higher price for oil.
Too many players engaged on both sides in Libya’s civil war to assume that Khalifa Haftar will emerge victorious. America is the wild card.
Emboldened by the indulgent attitude of the Trump Administration, the Israeli settler movement continues to pursue its West Bank agenda.