Right-wing leaders in Israel act as though the United States need them more than they need the United States. They’re wrong.
Geopolitics shape events, not the other way around. The assassination does not upset Russo-Turkish relations.
Now comes the time for battle against the remaining jihadists, coupled with Turkey’s war against the Kurds.
Donald Trump’s pact doesn’t make sense: Neither Bashar Assad nor Russia is interested in defeating the Islamists.
What little we know about the president-elect’s plans for the region does not inspire much confidence.
Morocco is a fitting place to host the United Nation’s annual Climate Change Conference.
The Iranians, Russians, Saudis and Turks are all jockeying for influence in Iraq while America looks on wearily.
The war in Yemen has three dimensions, only one of which directly affects the United States.
Rather than assume more responsibility themselves, some middle powers are switching patrons.
Age-old stereotypes about the Middle East do little to help us make sense of the war in Syria today.
Russia and the United States have short-, medium- and long-term interests in pacifying Syria.
Turkey’s first priority is stopping Kurdish separatism. Longer term, it is looking at gaining regional influence.