Fri, Feb 26, 2021

After the Khashoggi report: How the US can respond and avoid blowback

There is a wide array of options available to the United States as a response to the Khashoggi report. But some carry more potential for blowback than others. When assessing the range of options, the Biden administration should choose those that mitigate the negative impact on long-term US interests.

New Atlanticist by Kirsten Fontenrose

Middle East Saudi Arabia

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Fontenrose quoted in the Guardian on involvement of MBS in Khashoggi murder

In the News

Intelligence Saudi Arabia

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Wechsler Joins Intelligence Matters to Discuss the Strategic Value of the Middle East

In the News

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Sat, Feb 13, 2021

Fontenrose quoted in WSJ on US-Saudi ties

In the News

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Feb 12, 2021

Fontenrose quoted in the Guardian on whether the UK will follow the US in ending support for the Saudi-led offensive in Yemen

In the News

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

Fri, Feb 5, 2021

Fontenrose quoted in Bloomberg on the future of the US-Saudi alliance

In the News

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Feb 4, 2021

The big takeaways from Biden’s first foreign-policy speech

President Joe Biden campaigned on a promise of renewed American engagement with the world after the era of “America First”—and the president’s remarks were designed to show that this shift is already underway.

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council

China Cybersecurity

Thu, Dec 3, 2020

Netanyahu and MBS are not done with Trump just yet

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are circling their wagons. Like other Donald Trump fans, they are hunkering down now to meet the challenges of the impending post-Trump era.

MENASource by Shalom Lipner

Israel Middle East

Sun, Sep 20, 2020

UAE, Bahrain deals with Israel offer the Mideast a historic chance for positive change—if the region will build upon it

These deals present the region its best opportunity perhaps ever to bury its bloody, self-defeating past and embrace moderation and modernity. Yet that will only be true if the parties can work with international partners to protect the so-called Abraham Accords Peace Agreement from extremist assault and from Israeli hardliners bent on territorial expansion.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

Conflict International Norms

Sun, Sep 13, 2020

Hunter calls for Biden to undo Trump administration’s support for Saudi blockade of Qatar

In the News by Atlantic Council

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy
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