It could be time for America to close its naval base in Bahrain.
Congress won’t take a strong stand on an issue of war and peace that may backfire.
Moscow’s relations with Tehran are currently much more cooperative than competitive, although the two countries’ foreign policy goals don’t always align.
Russia, Iran and Hezbullah must seek a genuine accommodation with the Syrian opposition and a meaningful political transition, otherwise they will have to maintain and police a sullen, nonviable post-war peace.
The recent Saudi execution of a prominent Shia cleric and the subsequent attack on their embassy in Iran has heightened tensions across the Gulf.
The Iranian nuclear agreement presents an opportunity to take a first step toward creating a new security order in the Gulf, one that could improve relations between Iran and the Gulf Arab states and facilitate a lessening of the U.S. military commitment.
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 recent nuclear agreement with Iran will likely have far-reaching effects on conflicts across the Middle East, particularly the war in Yemen.
A panel of international and regional energy experts discussed whether the Middle East and North Africa can be a major oil- and gas-producing (and consuming) region, while also committing to reducing carbon emissions.
A combination of pressure and diplomacy may allow the United States to help bring an end to the war in Syria.