The intensification of Turkish military action against the self-proclaimed Islamic State and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party does not translate into establishing a safe zone in Syria.
The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s largest opposition movement and one of its oldest, is squeezed between an unprecedented crackdown from the security state and a young generation pushing for more assertive action against the regime of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Lebanese citizens feel helpless in a society in which corruption becomes the only means of survival.
After military operations against the self-styled Islamic State in Syria and Kurdish separatists in Northern Iraq, Turkey’s strategy seems to be at a turning point.
After the July 20 attack on the Turkish cultural town of Suruç, there has been a fundamental shift in Turkey’s position regarding the Islamic State militants.
After a generation of subordinating so much to the priority of the peace process, it seems that the point of negotiations might have been allowing a new round of negotiations.
The Sahel-Sahara region faces a multitude of security challenges, including structural factors that have contributed to radicalization and the successful exploitation of ethnicity and religion by violent extremist groups.
A wide-ranging discussion on the Iran nuclear deal, the future of the Middle East, and Russia’s role after the Ukraine crisis with Charlie Rose.
Missing from the commentary on the agreement signed between the P5+1 and Iran is an assessment of the extent to which a nuclear deal with Iran had become possible, perhaps even inevitable for the United States, due to larger forces at bay.
Secret talks initiated by the United States paved the way for the negotiations that, in turn, led to the breakthrough nuclear deal with Iran.
The biggest problem with Obama’s argument that the deal is not “transformational” is that the argument is wrong.
Lost in all the rhetoric about America’s retreat from the Middle East will be one simple reality: Iraq, Syria, and the rest of this region are not America’s to lose or win—and it is dangerous, foolish, and conceited to believe otherwise.
If all goes according to plan, sometime in the fall of 2023, the European Union and the United States will terminate the second of three tranches of nuclear sanctions against Iran, and Iran will initiate parliamentary ratification of its Additional Protocol for IAEA safeguards.
Lower oil prices can be an opportunity for oil companies, as it shifts the bargaining power in their favor at the negotiating table with host governments.
The appointment of Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak as Yemeni Ambassador to the United States puts an end to a three-year vacuum in the Yemeni foreign service. But his new role as a diplomat raises many questions.
The immediate causes of Algeria's Ghardaia conflict between ethnic Arabs and Berbers are more political, social, and economic in nature.
The United States has come out squarely to endorse a deal that tries to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons predominantly relying on positive inducements to get Iran to comply with its new formal commitments.
Under the terms agreed to in Vienna, the country is going to be crawling with inspectors. No one is covertly building a nuclear weapon under this regime.
With a nuclear deal agreed upon, the discussion has shifted to its potential impact on Iran’s regional policies.
The Syrian refugee crisis is no longer a short-term regional issue: it is a long-term international problem that deserves a coordinated answer, especially from the EU.
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