The Saudi crown prince's assertive foreign policy is the product of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.
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Mohammed bin Salman arrives for a week of meetings in the United States, Trump may finally withdraw from the JCPOA, and Turkish-backed forces take control of Afrin.
The U.S. presses for a new ceasefire in Syria, and Mohammed bin Salman embarks on a grand tour.
Mohammad bin Salman could be preparing for a new offensive to break the deadlock in Yemen.
U.S. draws down its forces in Iraq, Mohammed bin Salman tries carrots and sticks with royal rivals, and Israeli and Palestinian officials are at an impasse.
Iran cracks down on protests, Saudi economic reforms stoke royal divisions, and the Trump administration considers cuts to Palestinian aid.
The Middle East Ticker reviews 2017's biggest news stories about the region.
Ousted Yemeni President Killed, Trump Administration Considers Moving Embassy in Israel, Turkish Officials Go on Trial
Ali Abdullah Saleh finally found his end, the Trump administration’s partners are driving a hard bargain with the Palestinians, and Erdogan implicated in sanctions trial.
Attack in Egypt, U.S. and Turkey Spar over Trial and Arming Kurds, Saudi Arabia Tempers Its Power Play
Islamic State militants kill hundreds at an Egyptian mosque, U.S. policy in eastern Syria in flux amid spat with Turkey, and the state of Saudi Arabia’s shake-up.
Saudi Arabia's ambitious economic reforms are losing out to the regime's efforts to secure its influence at home and abroad.