It is with profound sadness that the Middle East Policy Council announces the sudden passing from a stroke of our president, the Hon. Ford M. Fraker, former U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, over the Labor Day weekend.
The decline in value of the Turkish currency, the lira, continues, and there are signs that the country’s banking system may be on the verge of crisis.
MEPC's Executive Director Dr. Thomas R. Mattair recently did an interview with Newsy to discuss the reimposition of U.S. sanctions against Iran and what impact this will have on the Iranian economy. You can watch the interview below:
The relationship between the United States and its NATO ally Turkey continues to deteriorate, as the two countries pursue a path of brinkmanship rather than cooperation.
Following months of violence, it appears that Israeli and Hamas officials are on the verge of a ceasefire agreement brokered by Egypt.
In a recent press conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, U.S. President Donald Trump issued an off-handed invitation to Iranian president Hassan Rouhani to meet without any preconditions. Coming in the aftermath of the much-criticized Singapore and Helsinki summits, Mr.
Last week the Israeli Knesset approved a controversial law changing the country’s Basic Law to recognize Israel as the “nation-state of the Jewish People.” In Israel many have criticized the law for being antidemocratic and for undermining the state’s founding ideals of equality and the protectio
Ongoing post-election protests in Basra, Iraq’s main port city, and other provinces across the south of the country risk spreading to the whole country as hundreds of civilians are reported killed or injured.
Members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) met in Brussels this week. As expected, news of the summit was dominated by U.S. President Donald Trump, who castigated NATO member states for failing to adequately invest in their military. Even without Mr.