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

Challenge of “Recent-ism” in the Middle East

Al Qaeda and ISIL have more similarities than differences; strategic counterterrorism efforts must be applied
Alexander Evans
June 25, 2015

Coalition in Turkey Could Alter the Country’s Foreign Policy Direction

Turkey’s coalition politics could swing right toward nationalism or left toward deals with Kurds and the EU
Chris Miller
June 18, 2015

Will the Real Iran Please Stand Up?

Iranians are eager to end sanctions, but a divided bureaucracy could block deal to curb the nuclear program
Robert A. Manning
April 28, 2015

Rebalancing the Middle East

US Middle East policies should strive to balance power between Saudi Arabia and Iran
Emma Sky
April 23, 2015

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Syrian Rebels in Secret Talks With Moscow to End Aleppo Fighting

Such talks, if underway, sideline the United States
Erika Solomon and Geoff Dyer
December 2, 2016

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

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