The UAE’s recognition of Israel puts Saudi Arabia more than any other Gulf state in the hot seat.
In absolute terms, all states or groups of states around the globe are going to emerge weakened from the 2020 coronavirus crisis.
Israel will have to walk a fine line between accommodating the U.S. and maintaining freedom of relations with China.
There are big questions about the viability of the EU in the era of IT dominating technological innovation as well as in an era dominated once again by geopolitics.
A collection of charts, graphs and maps exploring Iran — its people, economy and its military.
The convergence of Russian-Turkish interests is likely only of a temporary nature.
China’s refusal to cut back on Iranian oil purchases opens up another frontline with the U.S.
Salvaging the Iranian nuclear deal could come at a cost China may not want to pay.
While shifting energy import patterns enhance China’s clout in the Middle East, it is still struggling to be perceived as a big regional player.
In the Middle East and North Africa, the transition toward equitable economic development and transparent and accountable rule of law will take a very long time.