Mutual Economic Interest Draws Israel and Arab Neighbors Closer

by Yigal Chazan With Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” seemingly doomed and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process as deadlocked as ever, Israel and its Arab neighbors are quietly moving ahead with major natural resource-based economic projects that could boost regional… Continue Reading  

Iraq: Beyond Oil and ISIS

by Austin Bodetti As Iraq continues its lengthy recovery from a ruinous four-year showdown between the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) and an American-led coalition, Iraqi officials are determining which aspect of their country’s reconstruction to prioritize. Among the most… Continue Reading  

Renewing Waivers for Nuclear Projects with Iran Serves U.S. Interests

by Kelsey Davenport A critical decision in the long-running effort to block Iran’s potential path to nuclear weapons is just days away. The Trump administration must decide by May 2 to renew sanctions waivers allowing required nuclear cooperation projects with… Continue Reading  

Iran and China: Between Oil and Trump

by Gareth Smyth Back in 2006, John Garver, a China specialist and emeritus professor of international affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology, looked at what Iran and China might share in common:

Russia’s Cautious Response to Algeria’s Deepening Political Crisis

by Giorgio Cafiero The peaceful demonstrations that have brought millions of Algerians out to the streets of Algiers, Annaba, Bejaia, Blida, Constantine, Jijele, and Oran since last month have been astonishing. Not since the revolt against French colonial rule in… Continue Reading