Possible thaw in Egypt-Turkey tensions

Leaders of both countries met briefly at the World Cup in Qatar. By Erin Viner The office of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan released a photograph taken on Sunday of…

US fears Iran strike on Saudis

Washington has warned Tehran that it will respond to any attack on Riyadh. By Erin Viner "We are concerned about the threat picture, and we remain in constant contact through…

US to reassess Saudi ties

United States President Joe Biden is reviewing relations with Saudi Arabia following its decision with the OPEC+ group to slash oil production, particularly focused on the related threat posed by…

Israel honors fallen troops of 1973 Yom Kippur War

A state ceremony was held at the Mount Herzl National Cemetery in Jerusalem. By Erin Viner The Yom Kippur War broke out 6 October when the Jewish State came under surprise attack on the holiest…

The Egypt-Israel Common Strategic Agenda

By Professor Efraim Inbar, President of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security. Egyptian and Israeli interests converge in Gaza, Sinai, Syria, and Libya, and regarding Turkey and other regional matters.…

OPEC output tight amid COVID lockdowns

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is preparing to assess its current policy of holding back millions of barrels of daily supply as the third wave of the…

Greece, Turkey resume talks on disputes

Greece and Turkey held two days of talks aimed at resolving major outstanding disputes. The tow countries are at odds over manifold issues, such as competing claims over their respective…

Egypt, Turkey talk reconciliation

Cairo and Ankara have resumed diplomatic contacts, after years of tension since the Egyptian army toppled a Muslim Brotherhood president close to Turkey. While confirming the renewal of ties, Egyptian…

Libya: Chance for peace?

As part of the biggest peacemaking effort pertaining to Libya in years, participants at United Nations-sponsored talks are working toward the creation of a transitional government in the North African…

Turkish Militias and Proxies

By Dr. Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak, Expert on modern Turkey and Dr. Jonathan Spyer, Expert on Syria, Iraq, radical Islamic groups, and Kurds Erdoğan has created a private military and…