Saudi Arabia’s Shiites: Caught in the Middle



This is a guest note by Salman Al-Rashid, a Master’s student at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and a former intern with the New America Foundation’s Middle East Task Force. Against the backdrop of this watershed moment in Arab history, a Cold War between Saudi Arabia and Iran has emerged.

As Martial Law Ends in Bahrain, Will Anyone Notice?



This is a guest post by Jonathan Guyer, a program associate at the New America Foundation/Middle East Task Force and the official cartoonist of The Washington Note. He also is assistant editor for The Middle East Channel at FP. He blogs at Mideast by Midwest.