John R. Bradley

Middle East

The alliance between America and Saudi Arabia is over

We are witnessing the beginning of a new geopolitics in the Middle East

By John R. Bradley

Middle East

What Syria should teach us about Venezuela

The louder Washington calls for Nicolás Maduro’s ouster, the more likely it is that he will survive

By John R. Bradley

Middle East

Ignore the hawks, Trump’s Syria withdrawal is bold and brave

It makes a conflict with Iran less likely

By John R. Bradley

Middle East

Jamal Khashoggi is the right TIME Person of the Year – for all the wrong reasons

Khashoggi represented everything that is repressive and repugnant about journalism in the Arab world. Why is he so honored?

By John R. Bradley

Middle East

Has Saudi Arabia just pivoted towards Russia?

Macron, MBS, Putin, and the future world order

By John R. Bradley

Middle East

Why Trump is right to stand by Saudi Arabia

The media’s hypocrisy over Jamal Khashoggi stinks. The president is wise to ignore it

By John R. Bradley

Middle East

What Mohammed bin Salman did next

After the Khashoggi murder, the Saudi regime seems curiously pliant to western interests

By John R. Bradley

Middle East

Trump’s Iran agenda is starting to backfire

Following the Jamal Khashoggi story, the US-Saudi-Israel alliance is not gaining traction

By John R. Bradley

Middle East

Jamal Khashoggi was no fighter – but he was a turncoat

It would be surprising if Trump’s Middle East policy is determined by the murder of a Muslim Brotherhood activist who happened to write an occasional column for the Washington Post

By John R. Bradley

Middle East

How Trump cleans up the Saudi mess

It’s a murky business. But the President can again prove his diplomatic skill

By John R. Bradley

Middle East

What the media aren’t telling you about Jamal Khashoggi

The dissident’s fate says a lot about Saudi Arabia and the rise of the mobster state

By John R. Bradley

Middle East

When it comes to Iran, Trump is surprisingly impotent

Post-Vietnam, the US has acted militarily like the proverbial school-yard bully, picking fights only with the weaklings who can’t fight back.

By John R. Bradley

Middle East

Trump escalates the anti-Iran rhetoric. But why now?

If we learned anything from the so-called Arab Spring, it’s that the victors in that part of the world are never the pro-Western ones we bet on.

By John R. Bradley

Assad is back for good in Syria – and with Trump’s blessing

Amid the confusion and the almost deafening cries of treachery and collusion over Donald Trump’s relations with Russia, few noticed the most tangible outcome of this week’s Helsinki summit. In the lead-up to his face-to-face talk with Vladimir Putin, senior US and Russian diplomats — in close coordination with leaders from mutual ally Israel — […]

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