It appears that US President Donald Trump’s invitation to Gulf heads of state to his Camp David retreat to resolve differences between Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain with neighbouring Qatar is now offered with preconditions.
Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
The United States declared its independence two hundred and forty-two years ago. We did so on a planet in which China was one-third of the world economy but geopolitics were dominated by Britain, the world’s greatest naval power, and France, which had the finest army and the most brilliant cultu
Before becoming the Emir of Kuwait in 2006, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah’s responses to global crises as Kuwait’s foreign minister and prime ministe
At a time when news from much of the Arab world is grim, to say the least, Tom Lippman, a veteran observer of the region, has written a well-informed book about one of its more colorful leaders, Anwar Sadat, president of Egypt from 1970 until his assassination in 1981.
President Trump’s decision to launch a Tomahawk strike on a Syrian airbase on April 7 is worrisome because it was apparently motivated by his emotional reaction to television pictures of dead children rather than because of a well-considered and comprehensive strategy to deal with the Syrian prob
This is the third of three lectures. The first spoke to shifting patterns of great power relations and their global implications. The second addressed evolving balances of power in Asia in light of China’s and India’s return to wealth and power.
This is the second of three lectures on the changing international political, economic, and military environment after the Pax Americana. The first considered changes in the pattern of relations between great and middle-ranking powers. The third will address the changes underway in the