Middle East leaders are watching Afghanistan and drawing conclusions about the unreliability of the US as a partner.
Joe Macaron is a fellow at the Arab Center Washington DC.
Biden will bring change to policy-making in Washington, but he will still struggle with Trump’s legacy.
The Israel-Gulf normalisation deals are unlikely to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict.
On August 4, a failing state, through negligence and corruption, destroyed its own capital and killed its own citizens.
The recent arrests in Saudi show the US can no longer rein in MBS, and any attempt could backfire on Trump.
Mohammed bin Salman has put all his eggs in Trump’s basket, but what happens if the US leadership changes?
Local circumstances limit the extent to which Iran and its proxies can retaliate against the US in Lebanon and Syria.
There are at least three scenarios for what happens after PM Saad Hariri’s resignation.
Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria is just another side effect of his mounting troubles at home and abroad.
The recently concluded US-Turkey agreement has delayed but not precluded a conflict in northeast Syria.