Latest Middle East Analysis
Stratfor

Geopolitical Calendar: Week of Jan. 26, 2015

This is an internal Stratfor document listing significant meetings and events for the next week.

(From L) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and U.S. President Barack Obama. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images, Spencer Platt/Getty Images, JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Renegades Prolong U.S.-Iran Rapprochement

Forces opposed to a rapprochement between Washington and Tehran might not derail talks but will try to slow them down.

A child waves a flag with a picture of King Abdullah in September 2013. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)

With King's Death, the Saudi Kingdom Enters Uncharted Waters

Although a succession plan is in place, King Abdullah's death comes at a challenging time for the kingdom.