The UAE Campaign Against Political Islam: Implications for London

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed

by Giorgio Cafiero Arguably, of all Arab states, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is least tolerant of political Islam and most determined to weaken its influence throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The rulers in Abu Dhabi, who… Continue Reading  

Iranian Missiles: Hypocrisy And Paradox

UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (Wikimedia Commons)

by Peter Jenkins It is hard to know why Britain’s Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, claimed, in a statement on December 5, that Iran’s testing of a medium-range missile on December 1 demonstrated that Iran’s missile-related activities “go beyond what can… Continue Reading  

Saudi Diplomatic Offensive: Forget Khashoggi, Thwart Qatar

Mohammed bin Salman (Donkey Hotey via Flickr)

by James M. Dorsey As Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman tours friendly Arab nations in advance of the Group of 20 (G-20) industrialized nations summit in Argentina, Saudi diplomacy aims to achieve two goals: put the killing of journalist… Continue Reading  

The Only Clear Gainer from Brexit: Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin

by Robert E. Hunter While America’s allies in Europe wonder what President Donald Trump will do next to weaken NATO and other key elements of the Atlantic Alliance, they have not focused sufficiently on another threat to European security. This… Continue Reading  

Brexit And Rare Accountability For Folly

Boris Johnson (Alexandros Michailidis / Shutterstock.com)

by Paul R. Pillar The Brexiteers in the United Kingdom who sold their fellow citizens a bill of goods before the Brexit referendum two years ago are starting to pay a political price. They are paying it as the countrymen whom… Continue Reading