The £1,000 pounds-a-night Ritz-Carlton Riyadh has transformed into a luxury prison for those convicted of embezzlement as a part of Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s (MbS)…View More Saudi Arabia: Welcome to the Purge
Jerusalem, one of the holiest cities in the world, is seasoned with controversy and dispute. Observing the state of Israel in 2017, no major changes…View More The Greater Jerusalem F(Law)
In June 2018, Saudi Arabia will shed a distinction that it shares only with the Islamic State when it overturns a ban on women operating…View More Women take the Wheel: Social Revolution or Political Calculation?
On 12 October 2017 Fatah and Hamas signed a “preliminary reconciliation deal” in Cairo. This deal, seen as a rapprochement between Fatah and Hamas, will…View More The Fatah-Hamas Deal and its Implications for the Middle East Peace Negotiations
The Iranian nuclear deal (officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) is back in the news. The Washington Post reported that President Donald…View More Decertifying the Iranian Nuclear Deal: What Does It Mean and is it a Good Idea?
Early in his tenure as Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson asserted that the reorganization of USAID and the State Department would be his priority. The…View More Making Aid Great Again: The Restructuring of USAID
In the wake of the sarin gas attacks that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out on citizens in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in…View More Is it justified to strip the Syrian President’s wife of her British citizenship?
The war in Syria has taken another horrifying turn as chemical weapons were unleashed on unprepared and innocent victims in Khan Sheikhun, in the mostly…View More Another Deadly Attack: The Ongoing Use of Chemical Weapons In Syria
A three-month long state of emergency has been announced by the President of Egypt, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, following attacks by Islamic State (IS) on Coptic…View More Egypt: State of Emergency Following Attacks on Coptic Churches
The events of 4 April 2017 were largely unprecedented. Rarely, if ever, have two US presidents been faced with crises so similar that their responses…View More Trump’s Syrian Airstrikes: The Alternate Reality of Obama’s ‘Red Line Crisis’
It is clear there are discrete divisions in Trump’s cabinet with regards to who is able to influence the president. The positions with the most…View More Kushner: the Foreign Policy Puppeteer?
Last month, Egyptian demonstrators took to the streets chanting, ‘We want to eat!’ to protest the government’s policy of decreasing the number of subsidised bread…View More Egypt’s Military State and President al-Sisi’s Declining Legitimacy