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The attacks on oil installations in Saudi Arabia are grim reminders of Iran’s challenge to the entire Middle East, and the paucity of US options.
Iran is dominating the escalation cycle, but the risk of miscalculation is high.
UAVs are fast becoming a major feature of security in the Middle East.
Binyamin Netanyahu has won the Israeli election, setting the scene for a right-wing administration which may well be tempted to formally annex the occupied territories and set Israel on a dangerous gambit.
Poland has improved its bilateral strategic links with the US by hosting an American-inspired conference on the future of the Middle East. But the conference did nothing to improve Western coherence.
Andrei Kortunov and Malcolm Chalmers
No single power can ‘fix’ the current turmoil in the Middle East. Still, there may be scope for Russia–Europe cooperation in managing the region’s ills.
Michael Stephens reviews The Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East, by Christopher Phillips.
Christian Bueger and Jan Stockbruegger
As international counter-piracy missions wind down, the region needs to develop coherent, effective and enduring structures to enhance maritime governance.
The impact of asset freezes on one Iranian financial institution suggests that the UN sanctions worked as intended.
Dr Shiraz Maher will explore the ideology followed by the most destructive terrorist groups of the modern age.
RUSI is pleased to welcome Mark Ward, Director of START, to discuss the challenges the US, the UK and other partners have faced since the start of the civil war in Syria. He will also describe...
A lecture by HRH Prince Turki al Faisal bin Abdulaziz al Saud on the future of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the region.