Two years ago Barack Obama warned Russia that it was entering a Syrian quagmire. Moscow is still laughing.
Egypt and Palestinian parties have strong tactical reasons to make the reconciliation deal work.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Ziad Doueiri shows that a film can help create a collective Lebanese memory, facilitating reconciliation.
Francis Fukuyama discusses the U.S. role in the Middle East and the future of ideology in the region.
In an interview, author James Barr discusses why his book on the Franco-British rivalry in the Middle East remains relevant today.
In an interview, Kurdish journalist Fazel Hawramy discusses the legacy of the late Jalal Talabani.
Planning for the future of Iraq after ISIS will be essential to consolidating coalition successes and avoiding yet another recurrence of insurgency and state failure.
U.S. and Afgani leaders have agreed to ask Qatar to close the Taliban's political commission office. This would be a mistake that would prevent further negotiations to end the war in Afghanistan. The office has previously proved its usefulness in a prisoner exchange.
Michael McFaul analyzes the many angles of Russia’s approach to the Syrian conflict.