Persian Gulf Arab States

The US and the Rise of International Terrorism

As the old adage states:  One person’s terrorist is another person’s freedom fighter.  Thus as long as there are significant societal contradictions within the...

Biden Foreign Policy and Middle Eastern New Dynamics

The current dominate issue in the Middle East has been the violence taking place in Israel between the Israelites and the Palestinians.  This is...

What is Saudi Arabia looking for in Afghanistan?

Saudi Arabia has sought to increase its influence in Afghanistan since the administration of President Hamid Karzai, it has also pursued a more active...

The Middle Eastern Chess Board: Rivals and Allies

In general and to simplify for a wider audience, I tend to think of the Middle East as a chess board that plays out...

The Era of Global and Regional Transition

The current situation in the Middle East is characterized by an ongoing chaos that has lasted for decades. The US and Israeli policies in...

Palestine: Where International Law Has Lost Much of Its...

Palestinians are heroic, but in an armed conflict Israel has all the advantage. It is hard to see how Palestinians can win by this...

The Arab–Israeli Normalization: A Removal of Masks by Arab...

The 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran was a huge religious political, cultural and national event.  It showed that there was a third way forward...

International Quds Day: To Remember Freedom of the World’s...

If WW III occurs, it’ll be launched by the US in one of three theaters — the Indo/Pacific near China’s border, central Europe against...

Washington’s New Middle East Plan in the Losing Gambit

We are in the ‘losing gambit’ phase of Washington’s failing plan for a ‘New Middle East’. Let me explain. The ‘New Middle East’ plan, announced...

Prospects for a Renewed Nuclear Deal for Iran and...

Presently, Iran’s position for renewal of the JCPOA is that the U.S. must eliminate the sanctions which former president Trump imposed in 2018.   President...