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Egyptian ultras: Down but not out

James M. Dorsey | Egyptian general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi won a second term virtually unchallenged in what is widely seen as a flawed election. The run-up...

Egypt: seven years since the revolution

AFP | As Egypt votes in presidential elections, here are key events in the turbulent country since the 2011 uprising that ended the 30-year rule...

Fear of third intifada brings Israel and Arab together!

James M. Dorsey | A web of formal and informal Israeli-Arab relations and common fears of renewed popular uprisings that could threaten regimes and benefit...

Saudi Silliness: Fracas with Qatar and Sectarian Injunction

Adnan Qaiser | In my paper in spring 2017: ‘Radical Islamism: Understanding Extremist Narrative and Mindset,’ I had postulated that all Middle East’s ills lie...

The Gulf crisis: Small states battle it out (SSRN Working Paper...

James M. Dorsey | Abstract Buried in the Gulf crisis is a major development likely to reshape international relations as well as power dynamics in the...

The Gulf crisis: A battle of megalomaniacs

James M. Dorsey | There are fundamental problems in trying to learn lessons or draw conclusions from the Gulf crisis for the role of small...

Waiting for Nasser in the Persian Gulf

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Do not be surprised if Arab politics reminds you of Meryl Streep feuding with Dustin Hoffman in the 1979 American drama...

Gulf crisis: can its resolution reshape the future of international relations?

James M. Dorsey | The five-week-old Gulf crisis raises questions about the fundaments of international relations, the definition of national security, and the ability of...

Is social media’s rise making the state surrender space?

Qamar Cheema | In this age of complex interdependence, the world is facing power transition and power diffusion. Erosion of power, new patterns of governance,...

Jackson report puts Saudi Arabia and UK in a tight spot

James Dorsey | A report charging Saudi Arabia with funding extremism in Britain puts both the Kingdom and Prime Minister Teresa May on the spot. The report...

Yemeni journalists caught amid Saudi coalition and Houthi rebels

Global Voices | The conflict in Yemen, which erupted more than two years ago between Houthi rebels and forces backing the government of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, has...

Another setback for US in the neo Middle East

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The bloc of four Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia that imposed an embargo against Qatar on June 5 has finally...

Gulf crisis: A cash cow for the United States?

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The continuity of crisis among the Arab nations demoralizing for the entire Muslim community. The rationality demands its resolution, immediately....

Ascendance of Prince Salman: Saudi Arabia’s rise or demise?

James M. Dorsey | Saudi King Salman’s appointment of his son, Mohammed bin Salman, as a crown prince at the expense of his nephew, Mohammed...

Pressure from global players: Will the Gulf crisis be resolved through...

James M. Dorsey | A two-week-old conflict in the Gulf goes to the core of key issues in international relations that hamper the fight against...

Muslim Brotherhood: the real reason behind Saudi Arabia’s hostility

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Do not be surprised if Arab politics reminds you of Meryl Streep feuding with Dustin Hoffman in the 1979 American drama...

Realignments in the Middle East: Which is the stronger bloc?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Almost a week has passed since the terrorist strikes in Tehran but Iran has not retaliated with any “surgical strike” against...

Added conflicts and proxies: Redefining the Middle Eastern alliances

Samson Simon Sharif | For over the past hundred years, West Asia has been the theater of conflicts and proxies. Most countries in the conflict...

Saudi-UAE-Qatar crisis: Will the US’ mediation bear fruit?

News Analysis | The noise of Saudi-led Qatar boycott is reverberating in the region and beyond as the need for mediation and protection is being...

Neutrality not an option: Pakistan to choose between Qatar or Saudi...

News Analysis | Pakistan will not cut off ties with Qatar in wake of the decision of the GCC countries to sever diplomatic relations with...

The Gulf tightening its noose: What are Qatar’s real options?

James M. Dorsey | Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, by breaking off not only diplomatic but also economic relations with Qatar, are likely...

What is Qatar’s Strategic Relevance in the Contemporary Middle East?

Zaheer Munir | Qatar’s Strategic Relevance in the Contemporary Middle East Qatar emerged as the regional power broker in 2006 with Israel’s war in Lebanon which...

Is the Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization?

Terje Ostebo | The Trump administration and the Republican lawmakers are seeking to introduce legislation that would designate the Muslim Brotherhood a Foreign Terrorist Organization...

Saudi King Agrees to Trump’s suggestion on safe zones in Syria

WASHINGTON/RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman, in a telephone call on Sunday with U.S. President Donald Trump, agreed to support safe zones in...

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