I would like to offer a candid view that speaks for many Saudis of my generation. Like King Talut of the Holy Koran (corresponding to the biblical King Saul), whom the Koran credits with saving the Jewish people from an enemy bent on their destruction, the young prince bears a similar responsibility – addressing many challenges in order to achieve the goal of transforming his people to greater strength.
A compendium of Institute analysis on the evolving challenges and opportunities that will face the Trump administration in the Middle East.
Like many of his predecessors, President Trump has come to office pledging to solve the decades-long Palestinian-Israeli conflict. In this paper, two veteran U.S. peace negotiators point out the repeated failure of past efforts to reach "all-or-nothing" solutions to this conflict, urge the president not to seek a comprehensive...
Given the unprecedented turmoil and uncertainty afflicting the Middle East, the new administration will need to devote particular care and urgency to understanding the essence of America's interests in the region, and applying clear principles in pursuing them. This is the advice offered by two U.S. diplomats with...
The United States should adopt a strategy on Iran that erects daunting defenses to dissuade the Islamic Republic from challenging the interests of the United States and its allies and that imposes sharp, painful costs should Iran do so nonetheless.