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Analysis & Commentary

Analysis & Commentary

Lesson Learned in Bahrain

Some Washington Mid-East experts have criticized the Trump administration’s recent Bahrain economic workshop for Middle East peace. Critics have accused the White House of engineering a Marshall Plan instead of forging a political peace deal between Israel and the Palestinian

The major powers have a strong interest in preventing a return to fighting and further instability in the region. They should cooperate. The Syrian war was largely over by the end of 2018, but the country remains a bleeding hotspot

There Is Hope Again in Turkey

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has long seemed invincible in Turkey. But his strongman persona masked the growing weaknesses of his rule, many of which were laid bare by the mayoral election in Istanbul. The resounding victory by Ekrem Imamoglu of

In a move that could significantly shorten its path to a bomb, Iran announced another expansion of its nuclear activities starting Sunday in breach of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). As its foreign minister intimated, this could be