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…

New UN envoys to mediate Mideast, Libya conflicts

The United Nations Security Council has approved Secretary-General Antonio Guterres proposal to appoint Norwegian Tor Wennesland as the U.N.’s new Middle East envoy, while his predecessor Bulgarian Nickolay Mladenov will…

Erdoğan: Turkey will not be “blackmailed’

Turkey’s confrontation over the Eastern Mediterranean Sea shows no sign of abating ahead of a key with the European Union leadership summit. Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan remained defiant over his…

Germany warns Turkey: Stop EastMed drilling

Tensions are flaring between Europe and Turkey over Ankara’s activity in the east Mediterranean Sea, as well as its involvement in Libya. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas proclaimed in no…