Multiple diplomatic spats raise questions about Saudi concept of sovereignty and its human rights obligations internationally.
Message to Abu Dhabi, Riyadh and Tel Aviv: Don’t worry, U.S. President Donald J. Trump has no intention of meeting his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, unconditionally.
Multiple Middle Eastern disputes are threatening to spill out of control. This is largely due to the changed role of the United States.
Trump’s tweet-based badgering of the Saudis to increase production will not ease pressures resting on the global oil market. High time to do a reality check.
Salvaging the Iranian nuclear deal could come at a cost China may not want to pay.
The Trump version of the United States has relinquished its leadership. It is Europe’s responsibility to step in.
The Chinese experience in circumventing earlier sanctions will come in handy with Beijing rejecting Trump’s renewed effort to isolate Iran.
In the upcoming Iraqi election, Sunni Muslims may emerge with a sense of being part of Iraq’s political process and future.
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.