Bitter Pills to Swallow for Iran and Saudi Arabia

February 05, 2018

Both Iran and Saudi Arabia embarking on economic transformation of their respective economies will benefit not just their own citizens but the wider region as well. Notwithstanding the entrenched animosity between bitter rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran, it is possible that Iranian regional...

Trump Makes Space for Russia in the Middle East

December 19, 2017

Trump's effort to project American interests in the Middle East has been a disaster — to Russia's benefit. Russia’s strategy in the Middle East is infinitely more perceptive and successful than the incoherent American effort. President Vladimir Putin’s recent visit is a good example of...

Helping Mohammed: From Screen to Reality

February 24, 2017

A young Syrian refugee is fighting the struggles of immigration while being stuck in a body years beyond him. Only 7 years of age, Mohammed has the appearance of an old man. The boy suffers from a rare, fatal genetic condition called progeria that affects one in 20 million children, causing...