The Chinese-brokered diplomatic deal between Saudi Arabia and Iran not only opens the way for resolution of region-wide conflicts, but potentially foils U.S. Mideast designs based on Saudi-Iranian enmity, writes Joe Lauria.
Global Arms Sales Grow for 7th Consecutive Year
In SIPRI’s latest tracking, the U.S. remains dominant, China is in distant second, Russia has semiconductor and sanctions problems, Israeli sales are boosted by the Washington-mediated Abraham Accords and a Taiwanese company enters the top 100 for the first time.
THE ANGRY ARAB: Taliban Takeover Alarms the Gulf
The quick collapse of the Afghan government after the withdrawal of U.S. troops has scared the despots, writes As`ad AbuKhalil.
WATCH: CN Live! — The ‘Arab Spring’ 10 Years On
A decade ago rebellions roiled the region with great hope that democracy would take root. What went wrong?
Trump’s Illegal Drone Strike on Iranian General Led to Award for British Troops
A secretive team of British troops based in Bahrain played a key role in the tense aftermath of the U.S. assassination of Qasem Soleimani, Phil Miller reports.
Prince Andrew Helped Deepen UK Relations with Gulf Regimes for 8 Years After Epstein Scandal
The queen’s second son held many meetings with repressive Middle East monarchies long after his role as official trade envoy ended in 2011, Phil Miller reports.
10 Worst Things Trump Did & 5 Things He Didn’t Do
Donald Trump has left the White House. We look back at his tumultuous four years in the Oval Office, judging the worst, and not so worst, things he did, and some things he didn’t do.
THE ANGRY ARAB: MbS’ Behind the Scenes Role in ‘Normalization’ With Israel
As`ad AbuKhalil highlights the role of the Saudi crown prince in the current wave of U.S.-brokered deals.