The Future of UN Peacekeeping in the Middle East

by Dennis Jett If it is one thing that the U.S. government does not like to pay for it is the cost of UN peacekeeping operations. The Trump administration could save American taxpayers about $170 million a year on peacekeeping… Continue Reading  

Egypt and US Share Counterproductive Anti-Terrorism Strategies

by Rana Allam Brett McGurk, the US special presidential envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, met with Egypt’s foreign affairs minister on October 4 to discuss “shared efforts in defeating” the Islamic State (ISIS or IS), according to… Continue Reading  

The War that Changed the Middle East

by Mitchell Plitnick Fifty years have passed since Israel’s stunning military victory over the countries surrounding it in 1967. War transforms countries, regions, the entire planet as no other event can. And perhaps no war ever transformed a country and… Continue Reading  

King Salman’s Historic Visit to Egypt

by Brandan Martini On April 10, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman delivered an unprecedented and historic speech before Egypt’s parliament as part of a five-day visit in which Riyadh and Cairo signed numerous agreements across a variety of sectors. King Salman… Continue Reading  

Terror in Paris

by Emile Nakhleh The several terrorist attacks in Paris yesterday evening and the ensuing barbaric carnage raise a number of troubling questions about the nature of terror and the growing perception that Salafi Islamic radicalism is waging a war on… Continue Reading