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.
If you are unaware that there are millions of Arabs subsisting in miserable conditions in the oil-and-water-rich Iranian province of Khuzestan, you can be forgiven.
Last week marked the fiftieth anniversary of the 6-Day War, which saw Israel gain control over the Sinai, the Golan Heights, Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
The split between Iran and Hamas in the aftermath of the Syrian crisis has been the biggest challenge to Tehran’s Palestine strategy since the 1979 Revolution.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has reached out to his regional neighbors to reassure them of his country’s support for its Arab allies, emphasizing the importance of economic ties and anti-terror cooperation.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani is on a drive to attract foreign investment, which he believes is essential for economic health and job creation in a country where more than one in four young people are unemployed.
The growing hostility between US President Donald J. Trump and the left-leaning/centrist mainstream media is an unseemly squabble amounting to an attack on America’s core democratic values.
It is a great shame that advocates for almost 1.3 billion of the world’s population suffering from extreme poverty often meet with deaf ears. There is much ado about terrorism, and rightly so, but the fact is that poverty-related factors claim many more lives.
Donald Trump the businessman was impressive. Reality star Trump equally so, but I fear the journey he is taking us on as President of the United States and Leader of the Free World.
In truth, I cannot help thinking there is an architect with a plan to weaken Egypt and create distance between Egyptians and the peoples of the Arabian Gulf. I fear that this plot is working and, if we are not careful, will soon near completion.