Ali Al Naimi's engaging memoir, Out of the Desert: My Journey from Nomadic Bedouin to the Heart of Global Oil, provides more than a review of a most remarkable career in both business and government.
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.
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.
U.S. President Donald Trump has made Saudi Arabia the first stop on his maiden international trip. For many in the region, the choice of destination signals an important realignment in the region. Mr.
The visit of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House in early May appears to have generated some hope among regional commentators that U.S. President Donald Trump may resuscitate the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Regional Arab observers see Mr.
Iran’s presidential elections are scheduled to take place in two weeks’ time.
Sixty-nine years since its founding, the state of Israel continues to labor under the burden of its past and present.
U.S. officials believe that the Syrian regime unleashed a brutal chemical weapons attack against civilians on April 4th in rebel-held Idlib province. While the Bashar al Assad government has denied responsibility, few outside of Moscow questions its culpability. U.S.
Turkish voters have approved — by a thin margin — constitutional changes transforming Turkey’s government into a presidential system. The vote is seen as an endorsement for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who now may occupy the powerful seat of the presidency until 2029.
The unpredictable nature of the Trump White House made headlines last week as U.S. ships launched a cruise missile strike on a Syrian military base said to have launched the April 4th chemical weapons attack on the town of Khan Shaykhun.