Yemen war gaining wider regional dimension

The recurring attacks by the Iranian-backed Houthis on civilian targets in the heart of Saudi Arabia is an ominous sign that Iran is determined to give the Yemeni war a wider regional dimension that will encompass neighbouring Saudi Arabia and, … Read More

Rouhani says Iran and U.S. tensions are at ‘a maximum’

LONDON (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday relations with the United States had rarely been so bad and that sanctions imposed by the Trump administration targeting Tehran’s oil and banking sectors amounted to “a terrorist act”. Animosity … Read More

Israel dives into the Arab world

The Warsaw Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East, held on Feb. 13-14, was hosted by the U.S. Department of State and the Polish Foreign Ministry. Many issues such as terrorism, extremism, missile development, … Read More

The Middle East vortex may become even worse

The Middle East is a collection of countries that, by and large, do not work and play well together. It is not going to get better any time soon. A half-century ago, the author received his first real taste of … Read More

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