Russia’s involvement in Syria is less about protecting natural gas interests and more about prosaic strategic interests.
Abadi’s reforms have been mischaracterized both in terms of their content and the reasons driving opposition to them.
The fighting in Benghazi has ravaged its infrastructure, including schools, leaving 50 percent of the city’s children unable to resume their education.
Amid domestic terror attacks, Saudi Arabia’s differentiated approach to Shia protesters and Sunni jihadis will likely lead to more home-grown violence.
Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party successfully convinced a cross-section of voters that it was the only party able to maintain domestic security.
Amid the violence of the fight for Aleppo, local residents have come up with makeshift methods of survival and resistance.
By destroying rebel groups’ attempts at local governance, Russian military assistance is helping Assad present his government as the only viable force to rule Syria.
Despite initial optimism, Jordan’s draft election law does little to erase parties’ disadvantage against tribal candidates.
Smaller secular parties are missing out on the advantages of electoral alliances, driven by divisions over party domineering and finances.
What are the implications of ongoing violence and protests for Jerusalem, the Arab–Israeli conflict, and prospects for de-escalation?
Saudi Arabia’s focus on Iranian containment is pushing it to seek Egypt’s military help in Yemen.
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