Although Turkey is not likely to pursue a nuclear weapons program, it is expanding its nuclear industry by partnering with Russia.
America’s withdrawal creates an opportunity and a challenge for Moscow.
Syria is a complicated place that offers no one an unqualified win. Instead, it is a land where plans for peace, good governance and stability go to die. And right now, there’s little Washington is willing or able to do about it.
With the withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria, Trump has made it infinitely harder, if not impossible, for the United States to do what he claims he wants: ask allies to share in the burden of national security.
Development, dissent, and the future of the Arab world.
Tunisia an unprecedented opportunity for a democratic opening.
The recent election was about Tunisians wanting to distance themselves from the failures of established political figures and parties, and who they want to lead them into the future.
It is time to put the hands back on the wheel of diplomacy and steer toward an off-ramp with Iran before it is too late.
Only eight years after the uprising, Tunisians have shown that they learned, reproduced, and know democratic values.
Facing a world in which the White House’s words have lost their weight, Americans will need to reckon with the consequences.
Far from being backed into a corner by Iran, Saudi Arabia has options. It may seem counter-intuitive, but Riyadh could reap rewards from a policy of smart restraint toward Iran.
The rules of the game between Iran and Saudi Arabia have changed, and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the consulate was a gruesome twist.
The Saudis killed Khashoggi but President Trump acquiesced in the cover-up and worked hard to protect the U.S.-Saudi relationship and soften the crown prince’s pariah status.
Tunisia’s second presidential election was successfully held without any major disruptions, but an unconventional process and low voter turnout has left Tunisians with an unexpected choice.
Shortly after the People’s Republic of China was founded seventy years ago, China and Middle Eastern countries forged a bond over their mutual opposition to colonialism. Today, China is the region’s biggest foreign investor.
The international community has hitherto broadly considered the government in Cairo to be stable for the long term. These protests, however, confirm that there is dissent beneath the surface that is likely to deepen, not dissipate.
After Lebanon’s civil war ended in 1990, it began rapidly expanding the public debt. This debt has exacerbated widening socioeconomic inequalities, now threatening the country’s stability.
In the absence of well-organised political forces, it has been easy for the army to put itself in the driver’s seat.
The Islamist political party Ennahda has decided to focus on politics over preaching. This shift has forced it to rebuild its legitimacy on argument rather than religion.
In the aftermath of Syria's civil war, Bashar al-Assad's regime has deepened its neoliberal economic approach. This is heightening the inequality that led to war in the first place.