During both Obama’s and Trump’s time in office, the Kremlin has demonstrated a remarkable knack for filling the vacuums created by U.S. policymakers in the Middle East and beyond, usually on the cheap.
The Syrian regime is allowing the religious domain to grow, but only within the patrimonial environment the state created.
Iraq’s Sunni community is currently facing a crisis of authority and identity.
The inversion of force and diplomacy after 9/11 left scars that would long endure—for the Middle East and America’s role in the world.
U.S. judges recently accepted an appeal that clears the way for the courts to hear claims against tax-exempt American organizations and prominent donors involved in Israeli settlements.
The Syrian-Iraqi border has become a point of confrontation among regional and international powers.
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.
The Palestinians will need democratic legitimacy to advance their national movement.
It took nine months to form Lebanon’s cabinet, but Maha Yahya argues the real difficulties lie ahead.
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