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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