Emile Nakhleh

Emile Nakhleh

Dr. Emile Nakhleh was a Senior Intelligence Service officer and Director of the Political Islam Strategic Analysis Program at the Central Intelligence Agency. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Research Professor and Director of the Global and National Security Policy Institute at the University of New Mexico, and the author of A Necessary Engagement: Reinventing America’s Relations with the Muslim World and Bahrain: Political Development in a Modernizing State. He has written extensively on Middle East politics, political Islam, radical Sunni ideologies, and terrorism. His recent writings on terrorism and contemporary regional politics are posted on LobeLog.com

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A war against Iran could easily spread to the Gulf and the Levant. The entire region could go up in flames.(Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Friday, March 29, 2019
Hawks Clamoring to Attack Iran
As Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Advisor John Bolton, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Saudi crown prince and de facto ruler Mohammad bin Salman clamor for a war against Iran, they seem to have conveniently forgotten the destruction and...
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U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Mohammed bin Salman, Views
Saturday, June 16, 2018
The Middle East Is Worse Off in Trump's Wake
As President Donald Trump revels in his diplomatic foray into North Korea, he doesn’t have any comparable diplomatic “success” in the Middle East. None of the optimistic promises he made upon assuming office in January 2017 regarding the region has come to pass. In fact, the Middle East today is...
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Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Saudi Arabia and Qatar: Tribal Feud with Regional and Global Implications
On the morning of June 5, Saudi Arabia and four of its regional friends decided to sever diplomatic, economic, and transportation ties with Qatar and its ruler Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. Such a feud within the Gulf Cooperation Council—which comprises Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the United...
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Friday, December 27, 2013
Declaring Muslim Brotherhood 'Terrorists' Has Far-Reaching Implications
For the first time in its 85-year history, the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Wednesday was declared a terrorist organisation.
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