President Trump’s fight for a second term may spill over into US policy in the Middle East between now and 3 November.
With Lebanon staring into an economic abyss, the Americans and the Emiratis apply pressure and make demands that the Lebanese cannot possibly fulfil.
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.
Egypt’s President Sisi is threatening military action in support of the warlord Khalifa Haftar as the Tripoli-based GNA seeks to take the key coastal city of Sirte.
Humanitarian aid to Yemen faces drastic cuts in a country stalked by war, famine and now Covid-19.
With the filling of the reservoir behind the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) about to begin, Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan re-start “technical” talks.
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.’
As his battlefield losses mount Khalifa Haftar is running out of options and he soon may be running out of friends.
For nearly ten years a war the world has chosen to ignore has been dragging on in North Sinai with non-combatants caught between the Egyptian military and ISIS-allied fighters.
The oil sector and major oil producing nations face a period of protracted uncertainty and potentially far-reaching change.