Week in Review

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Would Mideast leaders prefer Trump or Biden to deal with Iran?

Whoever wins the election, a new Iran deal would require a regional consensus and some tough diplomacy with Putin.

Week in Review | 2020 US election | Oct 23, 2020
al-monitor Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (L) and US President Donald Trump participate in the final presidential debate at Belmont University on Oct. 22, 2020, in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images.

Middle East’s chronic woes exacerbate COVID impact, IMF says

Also: Israelis back Trump, Palestinians (kind of) tilt toward Biden.

Week in Review | Economy and trade | Oct 16, 2020

For Arab youth, the future is in the Gulf

The most recent Arab Youth Survey shows the United States is gaining ground on Russia and China as perceived "allies."

Week in Review | Civil Society | Oct 9, 2020

Did Erdogan approve Azerbaijan escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh?

The Turkish president is the author of a militarized regional policy that now stretches from the Caucuses to Libya.

Week in Review | Border Disputes | Oct 2, 2020

Why rejoining the Iran nuclear deal isn’t so easy, even if Biden wins

A new Iran deal should consider the “gold standard” energy pact by the UAE and include a regional dialogue on the peaceful use of nuclear power.

Week in Review | Iran-US tensions | Sep 25, 2020