Simon Henderson is the Baker fellow and director of the Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy at The Washington Institute, specializing in energy matters and the conservative Arab states of the Persian Gulf.
Articles & Testimony
A bevy of Israeli security officials will soon visit Washington against a backdrop of Vienna talks, Saudi engagement with Tehran, and continued nuclear moves.
A diplomatic deal with Iran is increasingly likely. Running in parallel, a diplomatic row with Israel is taking shape. Whether the Middle East will be more stable is a matter of debate. The Biden administration has indicated it is open to easing sanctions on Iran’s economy, including oil and finance, and the Russian negotiator at the talks in Vienna was quoted as saying a deal could be achieved by late May. That doesn’t sound like an arrangement that would appeal to Israel...