The failure of America’s military mission to Afghanistan – just like the former Soviet one – now leaves room to test China’s different approach to international affairs. Can it deliver any progress to a disgraced country?
- Al Sisi’s regime has doubled its efforts to impose itself as the key mediator between Israel and the Palestinians. The effectiveness of its diplomatic action is highly questionable.
- Almost all sides are winners for now, but a third GCC confrontation remains possible, writes Hussein Ibish
- What the normalization and the freeze of Israel’s annexation of West Bank territories means for the Middle East, the Arab world and the Palestinians.
- A new arbitrary arrest and detention by Egypt’s authorities displays the ineffectiveness, if not the lack, of any coherent European diplomatic action. Politcal and economic consequences may be dire.