Week in Review

Since 2012, the Week in Review keeps you ahead of the curve with in-depth analysis of the trends in the region, based on Al-Monitor’s world class reporting.

Israel’s Gulf diplomacy and its discontents

As Israel and its new regional partners begin trade talks, Palestinians, Israeli Arabs and the Israeli left are on the sidelines.

Week in Review | Israeli-Gulf relations | Sep 18, 2020
al-monitor (L-R) US President Donald Trump speaks as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani listen before they participate in the signing of the Abraham Accords under which Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recognize Israel, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sept. 15, 2020. Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images.

How a second Trump term could shift Russia’s stance on Syria

Bahrain, UAE peace deals compel Palestinian rethink on strategy.

Week in Review | Russia in Syria | Sep 11, 2020

Iran’s nuclear deal and the US presidential election

The deal’s fate depends on the outcome of US elections, not the UN.

Week in Review | Iran Deal | Sep 4, 2020

Is Syria’s eastern front about to boil over?

Another tough week for US-Turkey relations as Erdogan accuses US of "sick mentality."

Week in Review | Syria Conflict | Aug 28, 2020

Trump, Kadhimi launch new chapter in US-Iraq relations

US offers Iraqi prime minister aid, energy deals and continued cooperation against Islamic State.

Week in Review | Defense/Security cooperation | Aug 21, 2020