To the Kremlin, Assad is not the source of the problem in Syria—he is actually the way to solve it.
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.
Syria and the Middle East have been war-torn for the past four years, yet the European migrant crisis has only reached breaking point in recent months.
The Kurdistan region of Iraq has been described by many as the “Other Iraq,” that is, a place that enjoys relative stability, security, economic development, and political pluralism. But is this assessment accurate?
As Yemen’s civil war continues, extremist groups are thriving in the chaos.
The Middle East is in a period of protracted crisis and instability, and the collateral damage and knock-on effects grow worse.
Congress’ possible disapproval of the deal will have repercussions beyond Washington that ought to be factored in.
The Saudi proliferation threat is a bluff designed to put pressure on Washington. Saudi Arabia does not have the nuclear capabilities today to quickly follow through on Prince al-Faisal’s pledge.
On the basis of what has been made known so far, there is no reason to suspect that the IAEA’s conclusions about Iran won’t be sound.