Iran cracks down on protests, Saudi economic reforms stoke royal divisions, and the Trump administration considers cuts to Palestinian aid.
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The Middle East Ticker reviews 2017's biggest news stories about the region.
The National Security Strategy and the Middle East, Trump's Jerusalem Mess, and Riyadh's Nuclear Plans
The NSS illustrates the administration’s waning influence in the Middle East, Amb. Haley doubles down on recognizing Jerusalem at the United Nations, and why Saudi Arabia’s pursuit of nuclear power plants matters.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, America’s longtime ally in the Middle East, faces a tumultuous future. Plummeting oil prices, an ongoing royal purge, and Yemen’s civil war across the border have thrust the kingdom into a domestic and international maelstrom. But what role does the United States play in Saudi Arabia’s changing position?
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.
The kingdom's crown prince is putting the country's politcal elite on notice.
Mohammed bin Salman has purged his rivals and is trying to check Iran’s influence in Lebanon and Yemen, while setting the stage for closer cooperation with Israel.
Over the weekend, Mohammad bin Salman purged his potential rivals and escalated Saudi Arabia’s cold war with Iran.