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.
Both sides in this enduring conflict have been failed by leaders and Western intermediaries. Summits, conferences, accords and a roadmap going nowhere have been a waste of time and effort.
The ongoing violence and daily killing of Palestinian civilians has renewed the attention of the world on the suffering of civilians in Gaza and elsewhere in the Occupied Territories. On the day of the unveiling of the plaque signaling the official relocation of the U.S.
Parliamentary elections in Iraq have resulted in a surprisingly strong showing for the Marching Towards Reform bloc, an alliance between Shia Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and secular nationalist groups, which pushed the ruling party of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi into third place.
At least 58 Palestinians were killed when Israeli troops fired on protesters as the U.S. embassy opened its new location in Jerusalem.
The United States and its allies have taken military action against Syria in response to an alleged chemical attack by the Syrian government against its own population.
The killing of dozens of protesting Palestinian civilians by Israeli forces has heightened tension locally, but has been met with a shrug by the region.
On Thursday March 1st, 2018, we hosted a public discussion with HRH Reema bint Bandar Al Saud about Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 and its initiatives for advancing the role of women and youth in the Saudi society and economy, particularly in the business and sports sectors.
The firing of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is the latest high-profile departure from the Trump White House. Mr.