As Conflict Grows in Middle East, US-Saudi Gulf Widens

Neat alignment vanishes with the US more cautious, Saudi Arabia assertive in the Middle East
Fahad Nazer
June 24, 2014

Call for Inclusiveness May Not Work for Middle East's Sectarian Divide

In Syria and Iraq, ISIS exploits power voids, frustrations over minority rights, and Sunni-Shia divide
Dilip Hiro
June 18, 2014

Reaching Nuclear Threshold, Iran May Be Ready for Pause

Perhaps its nuclear capability, and not so much sanctions, brought Iran to the negotiating table
Arch Roberts
April 10, 2014

Shale Gas Helps Fracture US-Saudi Ties

Saudi Arabia is vexed at shifting balance of power as the US transforms into its competitor
Joergen Oerstroem Moeller
April 1, 2014

Turkey: Erdoğan Faces Twittering Opposition

Opposition’s use of social media tarnishes Erdoğan government, but short-term change is unlikely
Anna Beth Keim
March 26, 2014

WMD Risks in Civil War: What Syria Can Teach

The US, ill-prepared on Syria’s use of chemical weapons, must plan for strife in Pakistan, North Korea
Bennett Ramberg
January 23, 2014

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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

Is a Better World Possible Without US Military Force?

Restraint in foreign intervention does not lead to safer world
Shadi Hamid
October 24, 2016

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