Nasser Haidar

Qatar Wins Back Full U.S. Support

In more signs of development in the interconnected web of alliances between the U.S. and the Gulf, Qatar and the United States have hosted their first inaugural US-Qatar strategic dialogue, a week-long series of high-level bilateral meetings between the two nations’ ministers, security officials, and industry leaders. These are the […]

Political Deadlock: Gnassingbe vs. Togo.

In his New Year’s address, given on January 3rd, the President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo spoke directly to the public for the first time since large-scale protests against his rule began in August 2017. In his first message, he reiterated his government’s official stance of dialogue and negotiations with the protesters […]

Getting Ready For The Egyptian Presidential Elections

Controversy and speculation began last week when former Prime Minister of Egypt, Ahmed Shafik, announced on Wednesday, his intention to run in the next presidential elections around March or April of 2018. Hours after declaring his intent to run, Shafik announced in a video message given to Al Jazeera that he […]