Putin’s Dramatic Syria Move Raises Russian Profile - With Risks

Putin moves to stabilize Syria, stop extremism and diminish US influence, but the strategy could backfire
Thomas Graham
October 6, 2015

Pakistan Keen to Keep Ties with Iran and Saudi Arabia

Open for trade, Iran may test two rivalries – its own with Saudi Arabia, another between Pakistan and India
Debalina Ghoshal
October 1, 2015

Can Trade Keep Iran in Line?

Trade delegations rush to Iran; if its nuclear ambitions are not contained, restoring sanctions won't be easy
Jamsheed K. Choksy and Carol E. B. Choksy
September 17, 2015

Border Chaos: Europe Reacts to Syrian Refugee Crisis

European Union needs long-term policies on refugees, with no end in sight for suffering in Middle East or Africa
Chris Miller
September 15, 2015

Backed by Big Powers, a Successful Iran Deal Could Rescue NPT

China, Russia and the United States must cooperate on strengthening barriers against the spread of nuclear weapons
Richard Weitz
July 16, 2015

Power Transitions in Saudi Arabia Spell Changes in the Middle East

King Salman’s first six months introduce uncertainty in an already turbulent Middle East
Bruce Riedel
July 2, 2015

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UN: Aleppo Risks Becoming Giant Graveyard

UN Security Council holds emergency meeting, but threat of Russian veto prevents action
December 1, 2016

Divisions Within Afghanistan’s Government Reach New Crisis Point

The government confronts instability and US leadership transition
Pamela Constable
December 1, 2016

President Erdogan: I Will Open Gates for Migrants to Enter Europe if EU Blocks Membership Talks

Refugees have become a pawn for governments
Caroline Mortimer
November 30, 2016

The Secret Eye Inside Mosul

Blogger risks life to document city life under ISIS rule
Robin Wright
November 2, 2016

Old Enemies Elect Aoun as Lebanon's President

Aoun, 81, is a Maronite Christian who has allied with Hezbollah
Tom Perry and Laila Bassam
October 31, 2016

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