MIddle East

Longview – Towards a Saudi-Iran Détente?

In April 2018, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and de facto ruler, Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) called Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, “the new Hitler,” and ruled out dialogue and cooperation with Iran as “appeasement.” Just three years …

Longview – Lebanon: a Multifaceted crisis

Lebanon has been experiencing unprecedented rising tensions and is currently facing the worst moment in its post-war history. Indeed, once known as the Switzerland of the Middle East, the beleaguered country faces “the potential multifaceted collapse—of its financial system, its …