The arrival of Russian air and naval reinforcements in the Eastern Mediterranean heralds a new military escalation in Aleppo.
Unless there are fundamental changes in Syria’s social and security structures, any political solution to the conflict is likely to fail.
Iran has some of the world’s largest oil and gas fields and its oil sector is, once again, occupying centre stage in the global media
The violence sweeping across the Arab world isn't a consequence of the Arab Spring, but of decades of dictatorship.
Lebanon has been trying hard to join the club of oil and gas producers but a combination of factors dominated by domestic political infighting have always meant that ambition falls well short of reality.
If Tunisia’s top-down strategy to boost investment and private-sector growth is to succeed, a bottom-up approach is also needed to address the country’s most urgent challenges.
Trump's proposed heavy handed foreign policy could lead to a rise in radicalization globally.
The new US president needs to shift American policy towards the Middle East from a predominantly security perspective focused on the fight against ISIS to one that engages with larger socioeconomic triggers for instability.
The U.S. presidential candidates will follow different paths in the Middle East, but it's not clear which concrete steps they will take.
Hizb al-Nour is not an Islamist party, at least in its current form; for Salafis, politics is just a means to an end—a way to protect and reinforce their religious movement.
The time for American created transformational diplomacy in the Middle East has long passed.
For the Assad regime, the strategic aim of continued violence is to secure the economic and financial assets it will need in order to survive the transition from war to peace.
The collapse of U.S.-Russian diplomacy and the escalating violence in Aleppo have once again opened the floodgates for ideas on how to intervene in Syria.
As violence grips Eastern Aleppo, few opportunities for peace and humanitarian assistance appear viable.
Europe must enact better integration policies to help curb extremism.
ISIL's oil production maybe in decline but that does not mean the group will simply disappear.
Thanks to the Algerian military's experience in fighting armed Islamist groups during the Algerian civil war, it has stopped ISIS from establishing a foothold in the country.
The states of the Arab Gulf have been defined by their unique combination of economic generosity and political parsimony—a system preserved by vast resource wealth and traditional institutions of governance that have managed to retain a preponderance of legitimacy.
Different political, tribal, and governmental actors are seeking more power and influence through their involvement in the battle for Mosul.
Turkey's perception of the Kurdish groups in northern Syria as an existential threat has been the driving force for its increased military involvement in Syria.