Critical questions remain unanswered, deflected by promises of an internal review.
The visit to Israel of a former Saudi military intelligence officer, Gen. Anwar Eshki, came as a body blow to the Arab in the street.
Some in the Arabic press reported with a straight face Trump’s assertions that he has lots of Muslim friends and that they are calling to say how pleased they are that the GOP presidential contender wants to bar them from entering the U.S. In the real world, how have Muslims responded?
The countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council came to President Barack Obama in search of a renewed, formalized U.S. commitment to their security. They came away disappointed.
Al-Arabiya Washington bureau chief Hisham Melhem had a piece in Politico Magazine on Thursday on what he calls the collapse of Arab civilization. The piece is riddled with contradictions and fuzzy thinking and with all due respect to Milhem, who is a knowledgeable and experienced correspondent, I am going to disagree with it vehemently.
The troubles that Ukraine is having in its post-Soviet politics are very similar to the difficulties that have beset many countries of the Arab world in the past few years.
In a speech delivered Tuesday to the United Nations General Assembly, President Obama condemned the anti-American protests in the Middle East and North Africa that led to the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens, while also attempting to "reset U.S. relations" with the region.