Analysis

IRAN-ACCIDENT-FUNERAL-RAISI
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Analysis: While there is little reason to expect foreign policy changes, Raisi's death could trigger power struggles inside Iran's political system.
Why the US is unable to restrain the UAE in Sudan
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Analysis: The Russia-UAE alliance over Sudan not only shows the waning influence of the United States in Africa but also over its traditional Gulf partner.
Illustration - Analysis - Biden/Rafah
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Analysis: The Biden administration appears to have no intention of using its considerable leverage to change Israel's conduct in Rafah.
Israel Gaza Rafah Egypt
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Analysis: Israel's Rafah offensive is the most serious test of its relationship with Egypt in decades.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (2nd L) listens as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (2nd R) speaks during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 19, 2017
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Analysis: China is stepping up its mediation efforts in the Gaza war as part of its wider strategy in the Middle East.
Biden MBS
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Analysis: Despite much talk, any mutual defence deal would face congressional opposition, and Saudi Arabia won't normalise ties with Israel amid the Gaza war.
Illustration - Analysis - Campus protests/Biden
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Analysis: As protests over the Gaza war sweep US college campuses, Biden has supported a crackdown which alienates the very voters he needs to defeat Trump.
Egypt Sisi poster
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Analysis: Even after a decade of unrivalled power, Sisi's regime in Egypt is too fragile to allow any meaningful show of political free expression.
Israel Netanyahu
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Analysis: With Israeli officials fearing that arrest warrants could be issued, the ICC is coming under growing pressure from Israel's supporters.
MBS Saudi
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Analysis: Facing financial obstacles and cutbacks, is the ambitious Saudi plan to redefine the nation, now past the halfway mark, still on track?