Turkey and Iran are the Middle East’s natural hegemons. Islam and socialism provide the necessary social glue.
Herman Sörgel proposed building dams on opposite ends of the Mediterranean in order to lower the sea.
Syria could become a patchwork of Russian, Turkish and American-backed enclaves.
Pushing the Islamic State out of Mosul could bring more destruction to the capitals of Europe.
A sense of normalcy is returning in liberated Eastern Mosul. In Western Mosul, the Islamic State still rules.
The Turkish president played with fire in Syria and undermined democracy at home. And he’s not done yet.
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.