In Depth: Middle East

19 Jun 2017

Gulf States Begin to Expel Qatari Nationals

Arab News. Saudi Arabia. 11:08 AM EDT

Israel Begins Electricity Cuts to Gaza

Ma'an News Agency. Palestinian Territories. 11:02 AM EDT
16 Jun 2017

Lebanese Parliament Approves New Electoral Law

Al Jazeera. Qatar. 01:46 PM EDT

Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak Can Be Stopped

Chatham House. England. 12:22 PM EDT

GCC Crisis: How to Resolve the Diplomatic Rift

Brookings Institution. United States. 12:20 PM EDT

Syria, Jordan in Talks to Reopen Border Crossing

Al Masdar. Syria. 11:19 AM EDT

UN: Over 100,000 Civilians Still Trapped in Mosul Behind ISIS Lines

Gulf News. United Arab Emirates 11:15 AM EDT
15 Jun 2017

ICC Calls for Arrest of Gaddafi's Son

Libyan Express. 02:48 PM EDT

Egypt Panel Defies Parliament on Red Sea Islands Transfer

The New Arab. England. 02:44 PM EDT

Assad Still Must Go

Michael J. Totten's blog My latest long-form essay in The Tower magazine is live. Here's the first part. Like it or not, the United States is getting more involved in the Syrian war despite President Donald Trump’s promise to stay out of it. ...

ISIS’s Global Campaign Remains Intact

Institute for the Study of War. United States. 11:24 AM EDT

ANALYSIS. The Gulf Crisis: Royal Ambitions and Shaky Alliances

Galip Dalay. Al Jazeera. Qatar. 11:05 AM EDT

UN Agency to Review Airspace Blockade against Qatar

Al Jazeera. Qatar. 10:39 AM EDT
14 Jun 2017

Naval Coalition to Step Up Presence off of Yemen

Muscat Daily. Oman. 12:08 PM EDT

Qatar Pulls Troops from Eritrea-Djibouti Border

Arab News. Saudi Arabia. 10:27 AM EDT

Egypt Offers Gaza Electricity for Heightened Border Security

The Jerusalem Post. Israel. 10:24 AM EDT

Houthi Official Sides with Qatar

Al Arabiya. United Arab Emirates. 10:21 AM EDT
13 Jun 2017

Tunisia is a Strategic Partner to be Supported

The Trump administration budget would cut aid to Tunisia by 82%, a move that would undermine the democratic gains and regional stability that Tunisia has worked hard to maintain.

What the Qatar Blockade is Really About

Michael J. Totten's blog The blockade against Qatar, Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Tuesday this week, referring to the tiny Persian Gulf emirate, is “a very complex situation.” It certainly is. Taken at face value, it doesn’t even make any ...

Iraqi Forces Free 500 Hostages Taken by ISIS

IFP News. Iran. 02:36 PM EDT

US Options in the Qatar Crisis

The Washington Institute on Near East Policy. United States. 12:40 PM EDT

Traversing the Tribal Patchwork of Libya’s South West

International Crisis Group. Belgium. 12:38 PM EDT

Saudi Officer Killed in Terror Attack

Gulf News. United Arab Emirates 11:02 AM EDT
12 Jun 2017

Boris Johnson: Kurdish Referendum a Distraction

United Kingdom. OFFICIAL STATEMENT. 04:23 PM EDT

The Possibility of Kurdistan

Council on Foreign Relations. United States. 04:01 PM EDT

Netanyahu Looks to Restrict Foreign Funding for NGOs

Ma'an News Agency. Palestinian Territories. 02:28 PM EDT

Iraqi Militias Carving Land Bridge Between Iran and Syria

The National. United Arab Emirates. 02:27 PM EDT

Qatar Welcomes Kuwaiti Mediation with Gulf States

Al Arabiya. United Arab Emirates. 11:17 AM EDT

ANALYSIS. Qatar’s Hegemonic Ambitions

Arab News. Saudi Arabia. 11:15 AM EDT

Iran Vows Retaliation for US Sanctions Bill

Fars News Agency. Iran. 11:15 AM EDT

Yemeni Army Makes Strategic Gains in Taiz

Al Arabiya. United Arab Emirates. 11:12 AM EDT