Assessing US Recognition of Golan Heights

On 21 March 2019, the US President Donald Trump announced his decision in a tweet stating that the US after 52 years have recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights. The reason according to President Trump is that the region ho

Dissecting Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030

Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 document notes that the path to their future lies in three pillars, i.e., its status as the centre of the Muslim and Arab world; its desire to emerge as a global investment powerhouse and as the epicentre of trade connect

The Inter-Organizational Approach towards Migration and Terrorism: Lessons from the Arab League-EU Summit

In a historic first, the leaders including heads of states and governments of members of the League of Arab States (LAS) and the European Union (EU) held their first-ever summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on 24 and 25 February, 2019. The conference c

Mike Pompeo’s trip to West Asia

Between 8 and 15 January 2019, the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo undertook an eight country visit to Jordan, Egypt, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and an unplanned trip to Iraq.1 The trip to Kuwait was cancelled b

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