Recent major territorial gains by the self-proclaimed Islamic State are making many players very nervous.
Egypt’s real challenge is ensuring political as well as economic inclusion for the broadest array of social groups and classes possible.
Countering the Iranian threat to the Gulf requires the patient work of domestic reform to complement military measures.
Syria, after Assad, will need a governing model that guarantees equitable political inclusion for all citizens regardless of their sectarian affiliation.
As Arab Gulf leaders turn down invitations to President Obama’s Camp David Summit, U.S.-Gulf relations appear to be approaching a new low.
This week’s GCC summit is an opportunity for President Obama to demand more responsible behavior and greater cooperation from Gulf leaders instead of again reassuring them of an undying American commitment to their security.
Qalamoun is strategically important for both the Assad regime and Syrian opposition groups.
The negative consequences of current trends will continue until Arab governments and elites identify ways to rebuild their relationships with citizens.
The current crisis in Yemen is a direct result of regional inaction over the last few years, if not decades.
The intensity of Moscow’s current contact with Tehran is unprecedented in Russia’s post-Soviet history. Yet despite the potential for improvement, there are serious obstacles that may hamper or even halt cooperation.
The Carnegie Middle East Center celebrates its tenth year anniversary.
Western countries should take legal and political accountability for the war in Yemen.
The global drop in oil prices has analysts mulling over the shrinking profitability of the oil industry. But it is not all doom and gloom.
The implications of the Pakistani refusal to help Saudi Arabia in Yemen should not be underestimated.
The Syrian regime looks increasingly brittle. This has major implications for what might follow a nuclear deal with Iran, and indeed for what may follow if a deal is not reached.
The ouster of Mohamed Morsi by a popularly backed military coup in 2013 dealt a debilitating blow to the Islamist project—and left deep cleavages within the Salafist movement.
The Houthi takeover of the Yemeni air force led to the Saudi military intervention in Yemen, while al-Qaeda is using the absence of local forces to advance in strategic regions in the country.
The worsening violence in Yemen has led to exacerbating regional disputes, hindering any chance for a regional role or mediation to achieve peace.
Unlike North Korea, Iran may well be motivated to live up to the terms of its nuclear deal, while the United States may find it even more difficult to deliver.
A collection of five books allows the reader to sidestep the politics and emphasizes the human story of the Armenian experience in 1915.
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