Oman’s Smooth Transition Doesn’t Mean Its Neighbors Won’t Stir Up Trouble
Regional rivals may see Sultan Qaboos’s death as an opportunity to pursue their expansionist ambitions.
Why Oman Loves Iran
The special relationship between the two countries traces back to a personal debt incurred by Sultan Qaboos.
Oman’s Renaissance—and What Will Follow
Thanks to Qaboos’s legacy, Oman is better placed than many of its neighbors to confront the challenges that will continue to bedevil the Middle East.
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.
Oman Just Bought Israeli Insurance
Why is Sultan Qaboos cozying up to Benjamin Netanyahu? The answer is in Washington.
The Road to Tehran Runs Through Oslo
Norway—and Oman—can help end the impasse over Iran sanctions by creating an externally-managed and guaranteed oil fund.
Kuwait and Oman Are Stuck in Arab No Man’s Land
The showdown with Qatar is forcing all Middle Eastern countries to pick sides — and leaving two of them in the lurch.
Qatar’s Ramped-Up Lobbying Efforts Find Success in Washington
But strategic dialogues don’t come cheap.
My Summer Holiday to the Forever War
America's military is scattered around the world fighting a battle they can't afford to lose — and don't have the resources to win.
U.N. Chief Makes Secret Bid to Win Release of American Detainee in Iran
Can António Guterres succeed where the Obama and Trump administrations have failed?
The Omani Succession Envelope, Please
Sultan Qaboos is ailing, and nobody knows who might take over his role as mediator in the Middle East's most explosive conflict.
Detained American Journalist Freed in Yemen
American journalist Casey Coombs, held by Houthi rebels in Yemen since last month, was released Monday.