The battle to retake IS’ Iraqi stronghold will be protracted, and could signal the start of a new and different kind of war
Kuwait and Oman want no part in Saudi Arabia’s wars in Yemen and Syria, nor it’s anti-Iran alliance with Trump and Israel
The US seeks to use the ‘Iranian threat’ to milk the Gulf states’ coffers and get them to normalize with Israel
The election of a hardliner as the movement’s new Gaza Strip leader could herald the end of the era of flexibility
Openly calling for the murder of top Saudi other and clerics is part of the groups post-Mosul strategy
With the Houthis developing their missile capability and the US taking botched action against a resurgent al-Qaida, the war is taking new turns
Amman has good reason to draw closer to the Russian-Syrian camp and resist the lure of Trump’s new Iran-bashing alliance
Is the idea of staging a repeat of the Libyan scenario in Syria being revived?
The cease-fire between the armed opposition’s Brotherhood- and Qaida-led camps is unlikely to last
Saudi Arabia and its partners are finally seeking dialogue with Iran. They should have done so years ago.