Israeli FM Yair Lapid, who has a power-sharing deal with Naftali Bennett, Israel’s new prime minister, inaugurated Israel’s embassy in the capital Abu Dhabi.
Both Iran and its allies, as well as the Israeli right, stand to benefit at the expense of Palestinian suffering
A conflict presupposes that both sides have paths towards beneficial outcomes, but what we are witnessing is the ultra-imbalanced power relations associated with conquest.
Signatories to the Abraham Accords defended a normalisation of ties with Israel by saying it would allow them to exert leverage over Israel. That has not been the case.
Israel has a powerful network of support from states like the US to Christian Evangelical groups across the globe.
Under the Biden administration, various normalisation efforts have started across the region, ranging from Turkey-Egypt rapprochement, to Iran-Saudi talks.
The failure to leverage newly-forged relations with Israel into meaningful and forceful diplomatic pressure undermines the political credibility of Arab states in the wake of last year’s normalisation deals.
The punitive violence meted out by the Israelis has exposed the fraudulent Abraham Accords and a reminder that the Arab League is beyond redemption.
Israel and the UAE cement their newfound relationship with a military agreement aimed at drones.
US President Joe Biden’s goal of bringing Tehran to the negotiating table will be hard for Bibi to swallow.
Dominated by strategic concerns for two decades, the relationship appears to be caught between US policy drift towards India and its new ‘Cold War’ with Beijing.
In the era of the Abraham Accords, why is Algeria articulating fiercely pro-Palestinian positions?
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