Biden wants to restore US global leadership after four years of Trump's isolationism and antagonism. These are some of the challenges and opportunities he'll face, from China to Latin America.
The president-elect is also likely to be less tolerant of Israel's settlement expansion and the inroads Russia and Turkey have made into the Middle East.
A Trump election loss would suit NZ's trade, climate and arms control foreign policies. But there will still be the problem of China.
Biden and Trump are like night and day on foreign policy, and American global engagement would change radically under a Biden presidency. But actual Mideast policy might show only cosmetic changes.
Opportunities for dramatic change rarely arise in the Middle East. But now is such a time.
Sports diplomacy has eased relationships between nations before – here's how it could help Israel, Bahrain and the UAE as they enter into new peace accords.
A huge new online survey of Iranians reveals only 40% identify as Muslim.
How would Joe Biden engage a world upended by Trump? A diplomacy expert explains what Biden's history says about his foreign policy priorities.
Israel and the United Arab Emirates weren't at war, so their new deal is not really a peace accord. Nor does it satisfy the Palestinians, who need Arab nations to support their drive for statehood.
An expert of the Israel-Palestine conflict explains the history of Jewish settlements on the West Bank, and why they are so controversial.
I feel justified for leaving decades ago but my heart bleeds for the people trapped in Lebanon.
The disaster exposes wider failures of governance and comes amid a deep economic crisis.
What's been going on in Saudi Arabia?
Turkey is a NATO member but that doesn't mean its NATO allies will come to its support in Syria.
Research reveals a complicated relationship between surveillance and freedom, as surveillance activities allow for greater autonomy for women hoping to work in Jordan.
The Jordan Valley, which US president Donald Trump has proposed integrating into Israel, has been transformed by the introduction of date palms, emptying it of its Palestinian inhabitants.
The Pentagon has spent more than $800 billion on military operations in Iraq. But that doesn't include money needed to care for veterans, rebuild the country or pay interest on war debt.
Long in the making, the US administration's Middle East plan was quickly rejected by Palestinian leaders. It was hardly surprising, as they took no part in its drafting.
To ensure its energy security and influence in the Gulf region, the United Kingdom will likely deepen its relations with GCC nations in a post-Brexit world.
A view from the West Bank on Donald Trump's 'deal of the century' for Israel and Palestine.