Trump’s son-in-law will likely use Jordan’s economic and water crises to force the king to accept the ‘ultimate deal’.
Bill Law is a Middle East analyst. Formerly a BBC journalist, he has worked extensively in the region and is a frequent contributor to Al Jazeera.
Despite their best efforts, Trump’s ‘peace envoys’ have failed to secure support for their deeply flawed plan.
FIFA is being dragged into the Gulf’s internal rivalries and that does not bode well for the federation.
The court appeals of activists Ahmed Mansoor and Nabeel Rajab are conveniently scheduled during the holiday season.
The Trump White House and the Saudi crown prince have been struggling with damage control after the Khashoggi murder.
The fallout of Khashoggi’s murder is also threatening the interests of UAE’s Mohammed bin Zayed.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on a quest to sell an utterly unbelievable story about Jamal Khashoggi’s death.
Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and suspected death is a grave assault on the freedom of expression worldwide.
Jamal Khashoggi supports the Saudi Vision 2030. The Saudi leadership should see him as an ally, not an enemy.
Saudi Arabia could easily target Lebanon with another set of measures to destabilise its economy.