The United States cannot ignore nor extricate itself from Syria without durably harming its regional interests and the post-WWII liberal order it helped create. Only through discipline, commitment, and leadership can Washington help bring peace to Syria.
The Middle East suffers from a unique deficit in its peace and security architecture. “Order from Ashes: New Foundations for Security in the Middle East” is a multi-year TCF project that studies the possibilities for creating security architecture and institutions to facilitate cooperation and manage conflict.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
On the seventh anniversary of the start of Syria’s uprising, one of its most prominent victims is liberal internationalism.
A discussion on lessons learned from the Arab Peace Initiative, the two-state solution, and the future direction of Jordan.
Arab and Western intelligence officials are said to be normalizing relations with the Assad regime, and that is worrisome.
No longer confined to homeland states, Shia politics is being advocated, reinforced, and supported by diasporic transnational networks.
Nora Boustany looks back on a career as one of the rare female journalists covering Lebanon’s civil war.
Dylan O’Driscoll argues that the defeat of the Islamic State must be exploited to build a civic society in Iraq.
In an interview, former U.S. ambassador Robert Ford describes what worries him in Syria, and says the situation there may be the worst human tragedy since World War II.