Trump and the Middle East

Iran questions US pivot back to region as Europe embraces Rouhani

Friday, May. 26, 2017 | Saeid Jafari, Contributor

While the United States is increasingly engaged in a war of words with Iran, the bigger story may be the impact Washington’s more hawkish line may have on Europe’s approach toward Tehran and the consequences of a suggested US pivot back to the Middle East not materializing.

Saudis hope to halt extremism with ‘terrorist rehab’

Friday, May. 26, 2017 | Fernande van Tets , Contributor

Saudis seek to modify the thoughts and behaviors of former members of terrorist organizations like al-Qaeda and the Islamic State via rehabilitation programs, but some worry it isn't working.

After Trump’s Israel love offensive, will Bibi reach a deal with him?

Wednesday, May. 24, 2017 | Ben Caspit, Columnist

If President Donald Trump wants his Middle East deal to succeed, he must include in it the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative.

Iranian media ties Manchester bombing to Trump’s Saudi visit

Wednesday, May. 24, 2017 | Rohollah Faghihi, Contributor

Iranian media ties the deadly bombing in Manchester to the West’s relationship with Saudi Arabia.

Trump goes on Iran-bashing tour

Monday, May. 22, 2017 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

Iran has replaced the Islamic State as Donald Trump’s boogeyman during his first trip abroad, to the delight of the Saudis and Israel.

Will Trump’s Middle East deal work?

Monday, May. 22, 2017 | Ben Caspit, Columnist

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is all in favor of a regional alliance with pragmatic Sunni states, but he will do everything in his power to remove a deal with the Palestinians.

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