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Sudanese Protests Threaten to Topple Al-Bashir Regime

Sudanese Protests Threaten to Topple Al-Bashir Regime

Popular protests have rocked Sudanese cities since December 19, triggered by rising bread prices and sustained by a deep-seated desire for regime change. Long-ruling autocratic President Omar Al-Bashir, quickly losing his allies, has responded with violence and repression.
Saudi Arabia Continues to Sow Discord in Yemen to Advance Own Interests

Saudi Arabia Continues to Sow Discord in Yemen to Advance Own Interests

Saudi Arabia intends to build an oil pipeline project in the province of Al Mahrah to secure an alternative route to the Iranian-controlled Strait of Hormuz for exporting its oil. In the meantime, the kingdom is stirring up discord, and trying to draw Oman into the fray, to advance its energy agenda.
Revisiting the “Arab NATO” Idea A Futile Effort

Revisiting the “Arab NATO” Idea: A Futile Effort?

Trump administration officials are trying to assuage the concerns of Washington’s close allies in the Middle East about the American president’s leadership and the White House’s flip-flopping on foreign policy issues.
Does Supporting the Saudi-UAE-Led Coalition in the War in Yemen Serve U.S. Interests?

Does Supporting the Saudi-UAE-Led Coalition in the War in Yemen Serve U.S. Interests?

The U.S. administration's support for the Saudi-UAE-led military intervention in Yemen has proved unsuccessful in its objective to curb Iran’s influence in the region.

Saudi Arabia and Public Opinion: Can Mohammed Bin Salman Change the Narrative?

The global media has seized control of the Saudi narrative, away from reform, technology, and NEOM to focus on human rights and civil liberties in the kingdom. Can Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) regain control of the talking points, or will sensational stories about Saudi citizens continue to dominate the headlines?

“2084”: The End of the World, or Classic Dystopia with a New Face?

Algerian author Boualem Sansal explores the perils of Islamic totalitarianism in his dystopian novel “2084,” which was published in France in 2015. For the authoritarian leaders Sansal portrays, religion is not the motivation for maintaining power, but rather a tool to that end.
When Culture Clashes with Politics Celebrating Amazigh New Year in Morocco and Beyond

When Culture Clashes with Politics: Celebrating Amazigh New Year in Morocco and Beyond

As Amazigh people celebrate the beginning of their new year today, the Amazigh movement in Morocco is seeking to preserve the Amazigh cultural and historical heritage.
Iran and Saudi Arabia Compete for India’s Energy Market

Iran and Saudi Arabia Compete for India’s Energy Market

India now has the highest oil and natural gas consumption in the world and will for the foreseeable future. With exorbitant and ever-increasing energy demands, India is under pressure to diversify its energy supply.
Australia’s Recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital Sidelines Palestinians

Australia’s Recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital Sidelines Palestinians

Claiming to support both Israeli and Palestinian aspirations for Jerusalem as their respective capitals, Australia has now recognized West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city. Yet distinguishing between East and West Jerusalem appears to mask a more one-sided policy.
How U.S. Relations with Saudi Arabia Are Prolonging the War in Yemen

How U.S. Relations with Saudi Arabia Are Prolonging the War in Yemen

The U.S. heads the list of countries supporting the ongoing war in Yemen. Despite international calls for Washington to end its support for the conflict, the flow of U.S. arms and support to the Saudi-UAE-led coalition in Yemen remains uninterrupted as the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis” continues to escalate.