The United States will go with sanctions alone against Iran, the Saudi crown prince’s campaign for reform without reformers, and the Assad regime waits for better terms.
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Macron and Merkel make the pitch for preserving the Iran deal, Erdogan calls snap elections, and a Houthi political leader is killed by a Saudi airstrike.
The Saudi crown prince's assertive foreign policy is the product of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.
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.
Doha looks inward to manage the pressure from its Gulf neighbors.
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.
Turkey continues its offensive against the Kurds in Afrin, one challenger will be allowed on Egypt’s ballot in March, and Yemen’s pro-government coalition is falling apart.