As the United States pulls back from the Middle East, China and the Gulf states are competing for and cooperating on development projects.
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If Saudi Arabia wants to better confront Iran, the kingdom should ease off its distracting feud with its neighbor, Qatar.
King Abdullah tries to contain popular outrage over new taxes and subsidy reductions, the Gulf crisis enters its second year, and Turkey and the U.S. reach an agreement on the Kurdish presence in Manbij.
The reaction to the multinational strike on Assad’s chemical weapons facilities, the political crisis in Libya, and the Gulf feud’s latest casualty: Emirati-Somali ties.
Doha looks inward to manage the pressure from its Gulf neighbors.
The Middle East Ticker reviews 2017's biggest news stories about the region.
When it comes to diplomacy in Afghanistan, President Trump should take his own advice.
Iraqis and Kurds Compete for Oil Deals, Gulf States Still Fighting PR War in Washington, Deadly Ambush in Egypt
Iraqi forces look to consolidate control of Kirkuk, a former Trump official undercuts the State Department on Qatar diplomacy, and an attack on Egyptian troops leaves dozens dead.
Trump May Kick Iran Deal Debate to Senate, the Islamic State’s Bastion Pinched on Two Fronts, the Gulf Crisis Gets Even More Petty
The Trump administration lays out its game plan for decertifying the Iran deal, the Islamic State is being squeezed in Deir Ezzor, and Trump offers to fix the Gulf crisis.