Israel intercepts an Iranian drone and retaliates, U.S. troops attacked by the Assad regime, Egypt launches a new counterterrorism offensive, and Iraq raises funds to recover.
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U.S. draws down its forces in Iraq, Mohammed bin Salman tries carrots and sticks with royal rivals, and Israeli and Palestinian officials are at an impasse.
Turkey continues its offensive against the Kurds in Afrin, one challenger will be allowed on Egypt’s ballot in March, and Yemen’s pro-government coalition is falling apart.
Tillerson’s new Syria strategy is silent on Turkey’s intervention, Vice President Pence receives a warm welcome in Jerusalem, and Egypt prepares for presidential elections in March.
Trump gives the JCPOA a “last chance,” Turkey prepares to attack U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria and the U.N. stops short of accusing Iran of providing missiles to Yemeni rebels.
Iran cracks down on protests, Saudi economic reforms stoke royal divisions, and the Trump administration considers cuts to Palestinian aid.
Protesters in Iran are mobilizing against the government but are vulnerable to the country’s authorities.
The Middle East Ticker reviews 2017's biggest news stories about the region.
The National Security Strategy and the Middle East, Trump's Jerusalem Mess, and Riyadh's Nuclear Plans
The NSS illustrates the administration’s waning influence in the Middle East, Amb. Haley doubles down on recognizing Jerusalem at the United Nations, and why Saudi Arabia’s pursuit of nuclear power plants matters.
Ousted Yemeni President Killed, Trump Administration Considers Moving Embassy in Israel, Turkish Officials Go on Trial
Ali Abdullah Saleh finally found his end, the Trump administration’s partners are driving a hard bargain with the Palestinians, and Erdogan implicated in sanctions trial.