King Salman’s Return to Brunei Two Decades Later

March 20, 2017

Saudi Arabia and Brunei are likely to bring their bilateral relationship to new heights as both nations face the challenge of transforming their economies away from oil and gas. Earlier this month, King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud became the first Saudi monarch to visit the Sultanate of Brunei...

The Islamic State’s Mark on Iraq

March 09, 2017

Iraq is a country that has not seen peace for decades. Instability will stay even after the Islamic State is defeated. Iraq’s short window of recovery from the US-led invasion in 2003 was slammed shut in 2014 after the Islamic State...

The World This Week: Macron Ignites Debate on French Colonization of Algeria

February 19, 2017

Empires leave behind a poisoned chalice not only for the subjects, but also for the rulers as the brouhaha over the French colonization of Algeria demonstrates. Even by the standards of 2017, this has been an eventful week. US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned because it turns...