Abductions and killings by Islamic State fighters in Syria and Iraq threaten ancient minorities.
Day-to-day corruption is not only detrimental to a country’s economy, but can also make people angry and more sympathetic to violent extremism.
Failed talks on Iran’s nuclear program could lead to a managed irresolution, where the two sides fail to meet in the same place but also recognize that it is in the best interests of both parties to have the talks keep going.
Four years into the conflict in Syria, the United States is screening opposition fighters for the first time to boost war against the Islamic State.
The brutal murder of Egyptian Christians in Libya by the Islamic State has brought the ongoing chaos in Libya to the forefront.
The murder of Egyptian Christian hostages by the Islamic State in Libya raises the alarm that the militant group is expanding from its territory in Syria and Iraq.
The Islamic State says that a female American hostage in Syria has been killed during a Jordanian airstrike.
Building stability and prosperity is going to take a lot more work than military strikes.
A strategy of political openness and economic opportunity must be put hand-in-hand with the military campaign against the Islamic State.
Jordan is currently calling for intensified strikes against the Islamic State in response to the execution of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh.
The fight against the Islamic State is an ideological battle as much as it is a military one.
The Islamic State needs to be fought militarily, but the underlying causes of frustration and marginalization also have to be addressed.
The heavy crackdown in Sinai is being questioned after repeated attacks by armed groups in the peninsula.
From the Islamic State in Iraq to Boko Haram in Nigeria, corruption lies at the root of many of today’s international crises.
Jordan’s participation in the fight against the Islamic State, particularly outside its borders, is problematic to some Jordanians. With the pilot hostage situation, the government is caught between two very bad situations.
France and Saudi Arabia have agreements on a number of issues, such as Iran’s nuclear program, but France has several concerns about the way Saudi Arabia is positioning itself toward the Arab Spring.
Corruption acts as a thread tying recent frightening international security crises together.
The succession in Saudi Arabia comes at a time when Saudi foreign policy seems to be collapsing all around the Kingdom.
The Arab world is facing a vacuum of leadership. It is a new era, one that still has unknown repercussions.
The King of Saudi Arabia died at age 90. He is replaced by his half-brother, who faces a time of crisis in the Kingdom and the region.