Middle East

With the elections looking more and more like a battle between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, one has to wonder which of two will actually be better for the Middle East. Hillary Clinton certainly has the experience in the political ...

When the Arab Spring gave rise to a Shiite uprising in Bahrain, Iran’s Shiite government saw an opportunity to upset the sectarian balance of power in Eastern Arabia. Its ambitions were swiftly thwarted, however, by a Saudi-led military intervention designed to ...

Interview with Congressman Bob Dold (Republican from Illinois) by YoungDiplomats’ Foreign Reporter Jason Roth. 1) Iran is a known supporter financially and rhetorically of Hamas, Hezbollah, and Islamic Jihad. Yet, the United States under Obama have signed a nuclear agreement ...

Is the American Influence in the Middle East declining?  The question of whether or not the United States has a declining influence in the Middle East is not a simple one. In fact Dafna Hochman Rand, Deputy Assistant Secretary at ...

Forecast Political and social turbulence in the Middle East will continue to foster the rise of terrorist groups, some of which will have the motivation and capability to attack U.S. interests. As the United States looks to address these threats, ...

The progress of Houthis rebel troops  toward the city of Aden in the south of Yemen , has definitely plunged the country in a civil war , fueled by the rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia, with the Islamic State  ...

It’s been 50 years since one of biggest — and most hyped — operational achievements by Mossad, the Israeli foreign intelligence service. On Aug. 16, 1966, Operation Diamond resulted in what is usually described as the “defection” to Israel of an Iraqi air force ...