Middle East

Total 38 Posts

Incoherent isolationism and the art of the non-deal: A review of Trump’s foreign policy.

13 min read
This brief analyses US President Donald J. Trump’s foreign policy in 2020, to examine the extent to which he succeeded in re-imagining America’s role in the world.

Sudan will be off the US list of terrorism sponsors. It’s a quid pro quo and contentious.

3 min read
Donald Trump would throw everything he could to stay in the White House, even if it means hidding quid pro quos to broker peace between enemy states, so he could present himself as a peacemaker in the Middle East.

Is it too soon to herald the ‘dawn of a new Middle East’? It all depends what the Saudis do next.

5 min read
‘Beta testing’ of bold ideas is rare in foreign affairs, but the UAE and Bahrain have provided just such a test case for the Saudis in their own push to normalise relations with Israel.

‘Historic’ Israel deal won’t likely bring peace to the Middle East.

5 min read
Israel and the United Arab Emirates weren’t at war, so their new deal is not really a peace accord. Nor does it satisfy the Palestinians, who need Arab nations to support their drive for statehood.

How the failures of the 1919 Versailles Peace Treaty set the stage for today’s anti-racist uprisings.

7 min read
The racism that is now the target of protest across the globe is rooted in the decisions made 100 years ago by white men from powerful countries who believed maintaining their dominance was more important than seeking peace through justice.

Biden’s long foreign-policy record signals how he’ll reverse Trump, rebuild old alliances and lead the pandemic response.

6 min read
How would Joe Biden engage a world upended by Trump? A diplomacy expert explains what Biden’s history says about his foreign policy priorities.

Turkey-Greece conflict in eastern Mediterranean is less about gas than vaccuum left by Trump.

5 min read
With France on manoeuvres and Germany struggling to play peacemaker, Turkish-Greek relations are close to 1974 lows.
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