Contention about the pros and cons of the Oslo Accords is unlikely to end anytime soon.
The refugee crisis is impacting political stability in the Middle East and Europe. How should leaders respond to the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II?
The United States has gone from the victory-at-any-cost mindset of World War II to the exit-at-any-cost mindset of the Obama years.
The increase of Russian supplies and presence in support of the Bashar al-Assad’s regime is part of the Russian plan to start negotiations on the ground to resolve the Syrian crisis.
Despite its promise to leave no one behind, the new U.N. 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda is silent on the biggest crisis of the contemporary world: refugees.
The conflict in Yemen exposes a number of problems that the Middle East is facing in the post Arab Spring era, as more youths join extremist groups for varying reasons.
By establishing a strategic presence in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin is securing the future of a vital ally in the Middle East.
Moscow does not want to escalate confrontation with the West over Syria beyond the current level without what it sees as good reason. In general, Russia’s behavior in the Middle East has been largely defensive, with only isolated and mostly inept attempts to inflict harm on the West.
If Jordan is to confront its national challenges and continue to provide a safe haven for Syrian refugees, the country will depend on increased international support.
Last week’s conversation between the defense chiefs of the United States and Russia demonstrates the important role that Syria has come to play in U.S.-Russia relations.
After having made some gains for several years starting in the mid-2000s, Egypt’s labor movement has come under severe restrictions since the reimposition of military-led authoritarianism in mid-2013.
Although Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has dismissed several top generals, the state's security apparatus remains unshaken.
Despite recent diplomatic efforts to end the Syrian conflict, the Assad regime continues to be buttressed by its Russian and Iranian allies.
The world powers agree that the Islamic State must be defeated, even though they disagree on how to do it. In spite of Washington’s anger with Russian activism in Syria, a degree of coordination is advisable.
The killing of several Mexican tourists has raised questions about the military aid Egypt receives from the United States.
To the Kremlin, Assad is not the source of the problem in Syria—he is actually the way to solve it.
European governments are reacting differently to the refugee crisis. An agreement among European member states is a necessary step in facing the emergency.
A combination of pressure and diplomacy may allow the United States to help bring an end to the war in Syria.
The fact that the Kremlin has stepped up its military assistance to Syria demonstrates that Moscow has no intention of withdrawing its support from Assad.
U.S. and Turkish relations continue to be tested by both the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State and the Kurdish question.
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