Regions / Middle East & North Africa
Israel’s well-being depends on the good will of a shrinking number of countries, whose patience with Israel is running out.
Is Iran President Hassan Rouhani trying to open up Iran like Mikhail Gorbachev did Russia?
Catherine Ashton and Wendy Sherman navigated through the diplomatic shoals of the Iran nuclear deal.
The six-month interim agreement between Iran and the P5+1 powers will echo through the decades if it can bring Washington and Tehran in from the cold.
“I’ll show them,” Netanyahu may be thinking.
Palestinians should not lend their name to a charade of endless negotiations while historic Palestine disappears.
Mother Agnes-Mariam’s analysis of conditions on the ground in Syria is far more nuanced than those of the mainstream media in the United States.
China’s good relations with states at odds with each other could yield results at the negotiating table soon.
As in the 1940s in Palestine, some opposition recruits have gone to Syria motivated by extremist ideologies and with the intention to commit acts of terrorism. But most have more prosaic reasons for fighting.
As unrest simmers in the Middle East and the United States edges toward detente with Iran, Israel and Saudi Arabia are trying to ride out the storm together.