November 12, 2017

What is one to make out of the enduring tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia in light of the ongoing proxy wars in Syria, Yemen and Iraq, among others? The answer is more chaos and further tensions.

Yet, ongoing conflicts underscore the profound rivalry between the Su...

October 10, 2017

As we watched in horror the images of Las Vegas massacre, I feel sad for the families who lost their loved ones while attending a country music festival. Yet, like with every tragedy that involves mass shooting, the debate over gun control takes the center stage only t...

September 22, 2017

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International politics is ever-changing, and it’s more important than ever for Americans and others to understand the reasons and historical impetus behind the ongoing geopolitical changes.

As an American born in Morocco with cultural a...

July 17, 2017

Looks like Saudi Arabia is lost in the geopolitical wilderness of the Middle East. It strategies are disastrous and do not forecast a good outcome. Read my recent article on this topic:

June 28, 2017

The drums of war with Iran start to beat vociferously inside the WH and NSC. Déjà vu
all over again! Iran is not Iraq and I hope POTUS understands that distinction very clearly. Read my article on this topic:

June 26, 2017

Many global affairs analysts have serious concerns over the Saudi King’s elevation of his son, Mohamed Bin Salman (MBS) to crown prince, next in line for the throne. MBS is impulsive and inexperienced which could trigger an array of issues to an already chaotic Middle...

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