In an interview, Derek Chollet looks back at the Obama administration’s decision-making on Syria.
The United States is probably not going the way of Egypt, despite some similarities.
The Middle East may be a place where Donald Trump’s policies have the least impact.
What American voters may have wrought in the Middle East.
On the eve of the U.S. election, Carnegie’s Maha Yahya explains what it may mean for the region.
Hillary Clinton may intervene more in Syria, but don’t assume she’s a hardened interventionist.
Donald Trump’s policies on Syria suggest he may favor Assad and has learned little about the country.
Carnegie's Karim Sadjadpour argues that the Saudi-Iranian rivalry in the Middle East is becoming increasingly hard-edged.
Subjecting foreign governments to U.S. jurisdiction for certain terrorism acts is misguided.
It could be time for America to close its naval base in Bahrain.
The traditional tools of U.S. statecraft in the Middle East are wanting.
In an interview, Walid Joumblatt asks for more U.S. involvement in the Middle East and believes Bashar al-Assad will remain in power.
Congress won’t take a strong stand on an issue of war and peace that may backfire.
Turkey’s recent incursion into Syria aims to secure the self-proclaimed Islamic State’s main smuggling and trade hub in northern Syria, but there may be other motives.
As it becomes possible to take stock of the situation in Manbij and a new administration moves in, the city will be seen as an important bellwether in the war against the Islamic State.
The attempted coup in Turkey and its aftermath may become a defining moment in both the country’s contemporary history and the war in Syria.
Russia’s announcement of its withdrawal from Syria has surprised the international community and raised questions about the underlying calculations of the decision and the effect it may have on Syria’s future.
Choices in peacemaking terminology are often based on subtle differences and the political circumstances of various parties, particularly in the Syrian conflict.
A tenuous ceasefire has taken hold in Syria, but allegations of breaches, disparate motivations of outside actors, and local politics among rebel groups have already imperiled the agreement.