Regions / Middle East & North Africa
Francis recognizes that there's no way to stop climate change without confronting the way the world does business. That's huge.
The good news is that al Qaeda is on the verge of collapse. The bad news is that it’s been superseded by the Islamic State.
Don’t be surprised to find the Islamic State in the UN one day.
The Saudi attack on Yemen has been a test run for the new Obama Doctrine.
Even as Obama admits there's no military solution in Iraq, the Pentagon is pouring more U.S. troops and weapons into its floundering war on the Islamic State.
Saudi Arabia’s perceived need to keep Iran at bay is distracting it from the danger that the Islamic State poses to its regime.
The head of a Syrian exile group called Assad’s warplanes “an air force for ISIS.”
The Saudis and the Turks are scaling up their support for Syrian jihadists while the Israelis contemplate a new war with Hezbollah.
Hardliners want to use North Korea as a hammer to destroy the nuclear agreement with Iran. They'd better start looking for a more effective instrument.
The Islamic State is experiencing success recruiting Westerners with no religious background, including Islam.