Columnist

Luke Coffey

Luke Coffey is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. Twitter: @LukeDCoffey.

Latest published



It is in the interest of NATO and Arab states to deepen relations

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg recently made an important visit to Saudi Arabia. This was the first such visit by a sitting secretary-general and will hopefully serve as the starting point for closer NATO-Arab relations in the coming years.

December 29, 2023

Afghans find a credible opposition voice to the Taliban

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine shows no sign of a peaceful conclusion. Meanwhile, the world remains focused on Israel’s war on Gaza. Sometimes it seems that policymakers have all but forgotten about Afghanistan.

December 08, 2023

Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states should not forget their interests in the far-off Arctic

During a conference on Arctic issues hosted this week by the Russian Geographical Society, Russian officials spoke of the need to increase scientific and educational cooperation “between Russia and friendly countries” in the High North.

November 04, 2023

The key gas pipeline blast that the world hardly noticed

With the world focused on the fighting between Israel and Hamas, the sabotage of an important natural gas pipeline 3,200 kilometers away to the north of Gaza went almost unnoticed.

October 13, 2023

At last, hints of a diplomatic thaw in the South Caucasus

After years of fighting, frozen conflicts and diplomatic impasses, events are starting to change quickly in the South Caucasus — and in a positive way.

May 27, 2023