Trump and the Middle East

Egypt ripped at Senate foreign aid hearing

Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Senators urged to rethink $1.5 billion annual US aid package to Egypt as the country fails to progress in human rights.

Can Erdogan juggle Trump and Putin at the same time?

Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017 | Semih Idiz, Columnist

Erdogan’s expectations from the United States and Russia are high, but his hopes may be misplaced again.

Does Erdogan expect Trump to ditch Syrian Kurds?

Sunday, Apr. 23, 2017 | Week in Review

US and Turkish presidents talk, agree to meeting in Washington; Saudi-Iraqi ties hit Iranian ceiling; Turkey sees al-Bab as safe haven for displaced Syrians.

Will Jordan confront IS in southern Syria?

Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017 | Osama Al Sharif, Contributor

Some analysts say that recent movements and activities by the Islamic State near the Jordanian border could push Jordan to intervene militarily in southern Syria.

Abbas ready for visit to Washington

Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017 | Daoud Kuttab, Columnist

While there has not been a firm date set for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' visit to Trump's White House, Palestinian officials are busy preparing for an opportunity to restart the peace process.

What did Tillerson’s Russia trip achieve?

Thursday, Apr. 13, 2017 | Maxim A. Suchkov, Editor, Russia-Mideast

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian President Vladimir Putin didn’t reach any groundbreaking pacts during Tillerson's visit to Moscow, but they agreed to keep trying.

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