How the Gulf States Got in Bed With Israel and Forgot About the Palestinian Cause
Benjamin Netanyahu is building ties with anti-Iran Arab leaders from Riyadh to Doha and betting that a peace deal is no longer a necessary prerequisite for normalizing diplomatic ties.
Shame on the Arabs
Many Arab rulers have revealed their moral bankruptcy by rekindling ties with Syria and embracing a war criminal.
FIFA Cares About Cash, Not Players
By allowing a refugee soccer player to remain stranded in Thailand, soccer’s governing body is scoring another own goal.
Qatar’s Ramped-Up Lobbying Efforts Find Success in Washington
But strategic dialogues don’t come cheap.
Egypt Cracks Down, Again
Rainbow flags, political challengers, and citizenship laws are all in Cairo’s crosshairs.
Will Qatar’s Diplomatic Exile Spark the Next Great War?
The Sunni Gulf powers have long been spoiling for a fight with Iran. This could be just the excuse they need.
Bahrain Tightens the Screws
Years after promising democratic reforms, Bahrain’s government is going after its critics with a new vigor. How long will London and Washington hold their tongues?
Whatever Happened to Bahrain’s Torture Reforms?
Despite promises of change, abuses by police and security services remain commonplace in the kingdom.
How Obama Caved on Bahrain
What’s that sound you hear from the White House on the human rights abuses and brutal autocratic government in Manama? Silence.