Far from dominant, Saudi Arabia’s future in the Middle East is that of a second fiddle state.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman imposes his reformist will, while Saudi Arabia’s religious ultra-conservatives lick their wounds.
The U.S. abandoning the Iran nuclear deal is the height of folly. It aligns Iran with China, and away from Europe.
European leaders either follow obediently in America’s wake or hold their tongues.
How do the region’s large proven reserves stack up in a global context?
The huge oil reserves that made a socialist revolution possible also put it in jeopardy.
The two-month old crisis pitting Qatar against an alliance led by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia is proving to be a double-edged sword.
Feuding Gulf States have poured millions of dollars into media campaigns which twist the truth to serve rival narratives.
Unlike its neighbors, Qatar has continued to do well ranked by perceived corruption.