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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Analysis: Understanding the UN Resolution on Israeli Settlements: What Are the Immediate Ramifications?

US abstention isolates Israel and Netanyahu
Barak Ravid
December 26, 2016

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

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