Imad K. Harb is the Director of Research and Analysis at Arab Center Washington DC.
Riyadh is driving a hard bargain for normalisation, with demands that neither US Congress nor Netanyahu's regime are likely to accept. Despite functional cooperation, official political recognition of Israel is not imminent, writes Imad K. Harb.
Opinion: Despite the progressive blocs' failure to stop the Iron Dome funding in US Congress, the loss is not the end, but rather a harbinger of changes for US-Israeli relations, writes Imad K. Harb.
Opinion: Hariri's departure after nine months of trying - and failing - to form a government suggests that the time has come for a new generation of leaders to take over, writes Imad K. Harb.
Comment: Lebanon must put solidarity with Palestinians, and their right of return at the heart of efforts to support refugees and resist Trump's deal, writes Imad K. Harb.
Comment: Iraqis have been decrying Iranian and US interference in their affairs for many years, it's time they were handed the reins, writes Imad K. Harb.
Comment: Lebanese and Iraqi demonstrators are picking up the banner of a dignified national identity that has been submerged under the guise of confessional formulas, writes Imad K. Harb.
Comment: The UAE will do what is needed to preserve its influence anywhere it has a footprint, despite the cost, writes Imad K. Harb.
Comment: US hawks, their Gulf allies and Israel will see Trump's preference for avoiding military confrontation as capitulation, writes Imad K. Harb.
Comment: Pompeo and Trump have pinned blame for the attacks squarely on Iran, but the story may not be so straightforward, writes Imad K. Harb.
Comment: The cruel two-year blockade imposed on Qatar signals the need for a new Gulf entente based on collective action, writes wrties Imad K. Harb.