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

Iran Deal Reached, Struggle For Acceptance Begins

Permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany crawl in reaching agreement on Iran’s nuclear program
Dilip Hiro
April 2, 2015

Countering the Islamic State Scourge

Sunni and Shia nations must unite to battle oppression and the Islamic State violence
Riaz Hassan
March 19, 2015

Identity Politics, Corruption, Insecurity: Brave New World

Arab Spring protests, Islamic State –extremists feed off narratives of injustice, elites punish reformers
John Githongo
March 10, 2015

Why the West Is Losing the Battle Against Radical Islam

The US and Europe fail to summon the courage to criticize Saudi Arabia or toxic Wahhabism
Azeem Ibrahim
February 26, 2015

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Crackdown in Turkey Threatens a Haven of Gender Equality Built by the Kurds

The West does not view the Kurds as terrorists
Rod Nordland
December 26, 2016

Erdogan: “No Doubt” Russian Envoy's Killer Linked to Gulen

Turkey’s president is on edge
December 21, 2016

In Turkey, a Capstone to a Violent Year; in Germany, a Realization of Fears

The attacks fuel hard-right policies
Tim Arango
December 20, 2016

Turkey’s Effort to Join the EU Is on Life Support

Erdogan could open borders for refugees
December 19, 2016

“Dear World … Why Are You Silent?”: Aleppo Residents Make Social Plea for Help

Global audiences can follow the accounts of a family or child, but can't provide protection
Tu Thanh Ha
December 15, 2016

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