Regions / Middle East & North Africa
How is it that the Islamic State, with much of the world arrayed against it, endures?
Despite Washington's move toward detente with Iran, other regional conflicts — especially in Israel-Palestine, where an "intifada of knives" is underway — are looking as volatile as ever.
Gross National Happiness, which had its origins in Bhutan, has caught on with political scientists.
Syrian military photographer Caesar, who documented the dead bodies, exhibited a moral courage beyond the ken of most of us.
Most of Turkey’s recent tribulations are the result of President Erdogan’s determination to reverse the outcome of last June’s election that saw his party lose control of the parliament.
Washington is one of the most active players in Syria's civil war, but it's accepted effectively 0 percent of the conflict's refugees.
The Middle-East map is being redrawn in Syria and Iraq by Moscow and Washington.
An influx of Iranian troops into Syria is complementing Russian airstrikes in attempting to shore up the Assad regime.
Putin’s attempt at "shock and awe" in Syria has all the hallmarks of failed U.S. interventions of the past
“Realists” in government or foreign policy analysis don’t question whether Iran is an enemy.