Last week’s conversation between the defense chiefs of the United States and Russia demonstrates the important role that Syria has come to play in U.S.-Russia relations.
To the Kremlin, Assad is not the source of the problem in Syria—he is actually the way to solve it.
Syria and the Middle East have been war-torn for the past four years, yet the European migrant crisis has only reached breaking point in recent months.
After military operations against the self-styled Islamic State in Syria and Kurdish separatists in Northern Iraq, Turkey’s strategy seems to be at a turning point.
After the July 20 attack on the Turkish cultural town of Suruç, there has been a fundamental shift in Turkey’s position regarding the Islamic State militants.
With a nuclear deal agreed upon, the discussion has shifted to its potential impact on Iran’s regional policies.
A year after declaring a “caliphate,” self-proclaimed Islamic State fighters are claiming attacks in Kuwait and Tunisia.
Since the 2011 uprisings across the Middle East, each year has proven more challenging than the last. With conflicts spreading across the region, 2015 will follow a similar pattern.
The Syrian regime sees the self-proclaimed Islamic State as a useful tool to eradicate the moderate opposition.
A meeting in Paris is held to debate how best to cope with the self-proclaimed Islamic State's successes.