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Emile Nakhleh is a former Senior US Intelligence Officer, Director of the Global and National Policy Institute at the University of New Mexico and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Lebanon's 'Arab Spring' shakes Iran and the region

06 November, 2019

Comment: If the Arab and Iranian regimes hope to survive, they should implement a new social contract enshrining the people's right to hold their leaders accountable, writes Emile Nakhleh.

The gathering threat of domestic terrorism

21 August, 2019

Comment: There is a growing threat of domestic terrorism from white supremacists in the US, Emile Nakhleh argues.

Mohammad Bin Salman’s waning influence

08 August, 2019

Comment: MbS's star is dimming and his influence is waning as his allies in the UAE seem to abandon him and Washington loses patience with his recklessness, writes Emile Nakhleh

Trump's disastrous plan for the Muslim Brotherhood

07 May, 2019

Comment: Sadly, the Trump administration's clear message to the Arab and Muslim worlds is that democratic politics does not matter, writes Emile Nakhleh.

The Middle East after Pompeo's Cairo speech

17 January, 2019

Comment: The speech was no more than a mean attack on former President Barack Obama and a warmongering harangue against Iran, writes Emile Nakhleh.

US pullout from Syria is all risks, no gain

09 January, 2019

Comment: Donald Trump's haphazard foreign policy decisions show a lack of knowledge of regional dynamics and bring no benefit to the United States, writes Emile Nakhleh.

Qatar repels Saudi-led blockade

08 January, 2019

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has failed to coerce Qatar to change course to suit Saudi Arabia's regional hegemonic aims, writes Emile Nakhleh.

American-Saudi strategic partnership: Time to reset

16 November, 2018

Comment: Are Washington's regional interests served by the rash and deadly actions of the Saudi crown prince? asks Emile Nakhleh.

Bahrain's unending Shia repression

08 November, 2018

Comment: The sentencing of Shia leader Sheikh Ali Salman is another worrying step in the Saudi-backed crackdown on opposition voices in Bahrain, writes Emile Nakhleh.

MbS: The new Saddam of Arabia?

31 October, 2018

Comment: Saddam's arrogance of power and obsession with regional leadership ultimately led to his downfall. Saudi Arabia's MbS might be heading the same direction, writes Emile Nakhleh.

Khashoggi's disappearance belies Saudi reform narrative

12 October, 2018

Comment: If proven true, this would cement Mohammed bin Salman's image not as an enlightened reformer but as a destructive force against his own people, writes Emile Nakhleh.

Trump is throwing the Middle East under the bus

24 May, 2018

Comment: Killing the Iran deal and moving the embassy to Jerusalem will only bring more instability and misery to the people of the region, writes Emile Nakhleh.

Emile Nakhleh
Emile Nakhleh

Emile Nakhleh is a former Senior US Intelligence Officer, Director of the Global and National Policy Institute at the University of New Mexico and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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