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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.

Comment: Since, 9/11, the Iraq War and the Arab Spring, Washington has failed to reset its relations with the Middle East, writes Emile Nakhleh.

02 April, 2018

The appointment of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state does not bode well for the people of the Middle East, and could damage US standing in the region.

19 March, 2018

Comment: Bahraini human rights activists have suffered severely from government repression, yet Washington and London continue to treat the regime with velvet gloves, writes Emile Nakhleh.

02 February, 2018

Comment: Although still nascent, the emerging Saudi-Israeli 'alliance' is one of convenience and shared interests, writes Emile Nakhleh.

28 November, 2017

Comment: Secretary of State Tillerson appears totally disengaged from Middle East policy, where traditional American diplomacy has been replaced by improvisation and vacillation, writes Emile Nakhleh.

10 November, 2017

Comment: Trump administration advocates for regime change in Iran seem oblivious to the post-Saddam storm that continues to rage in the Gulf, writes Emile Nakhleh.

09 August, 2017

Comment: Now that they feel relatively secure, GCC members - particularly Saudi Arabia and the UAE - are more confident in attacking others, threatening the GCC's union, writes Emile Nakhleh.

17 July, 2017

Comment: The time has come for a bold and inclusive social contract between Middle East states and the US, and between regimes and their peoples, writes Emile Nakhleh.

05 July, 2017