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At the Sochi summit, Erdogan, Putin, and Rouhani will discuss how to solve the conflict in Syria. But audiences back home will be at the front of their minds.
While the Middle East needs a collective security architecture, the U.S. proposal must be changed if it is actually going to exist—let alone succeed.
For both the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, the new emphasis on separating religion from politics and confronting “political Islam” is not a question of defining an abstract theory of the state. It is a considered response to the grave challenges they face.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood embraced neoliberalism before the 2011 Arab Spring and doomed its time in power from the start.
The next year offers Ennahda a choice. Will it consolidate its position as a major political player in Tunisia, or will its internal divisions deepen?
It is clear that President Trump’s proposal for Israel and Palestine will not be the “deal of the century.” But if it disqualifies the United States from playing a future role in promoting Israeli-Palestinian peace it could prove to be one of the follies of the century.
President Trump has defined his presidency in terms of the successes and failures of his predecessors, especially when it comes to wars in the Middle East.
With the clock ticking on a U.S. military departure from Syria, the U.S. government must salvage what it can to protect only the most important American interests—and even that may be a tall order.
U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested that the United States can devastate Turkey economically. Is he right?
President Trump’s vow to “devastate” the Turkish economy if Ankara attacks Kurdish forces in Syria marks another troubling development in the souring U.S.-Turkey relationship.