Food security has been eroded in Syria over the last few years, with production of main crops falling by varying degrees mainly due to the impact of the conflict on fertilizers, the disruption of trade routes, and the reduction of subsidies on fuel.
With the peace process at a standstill, it is now time to begin thinking about incremental alternatives focused on improving lives and renewing efforts with international organizations.
A meeting in Paris is held to debate how best to cope with the self-proclaimed Islamic State's successes.
Unless the self-proclaimed Islamic State is stopped, and unless Iran both adheres to the terms of the nuclear deal and moderates its behavior, Obama’s successor will inherit problems as serious as the problems he inherited.
With the collapse of national armies across the Middle East, governments increasingly turn to militias for security. However, a structured national guard may be a more effective long term solution.
Recent major territorial gains by the self-proclaimed Islamic State are making many players very nervous.
Egypt’s real challenge is ensuring political as well as economic inclusion for the broadest array of social groups and classes possible.
A look at how to sever the link between criminality and conflict in Syria.
Syria, after Assad, will need a governing model that guarantees equitable political inclusion for all citizens regardless of their sectarian affiliation.
As Arab Gulf leaders turn down invitations to President Obama’s Camp David Summit, U.S.-Gulf relations appear to be approaching a new low.