The Middle East program provides cutting-edge analysis of the emerging political, economic, and social trends in the world's most volatile region, offering insights and recommendations about the Middle East, its history, the sources of its current instability, and where it might be headed. Washington, DC, continues to import oil from the Persian Gulf, guarantee Israel's security, and preserve regional stability, even as regional leaders question its political will to remain a power in the region.
The strategic relationship between the United States and Turkey is over. While Turkey remains formally a NATO ally, it is not a partner of the United States. The United States should not be reluctant to oppose Turkey directly when Ankara undermines U.S. policy.
Saudi Arabia is no closer to achieving its objectives in Yemen, and international pressure to end the war is growing. The kingdom can cease its bombing campaign and still defend its national interests.