The greatest danger is that Turkey, Russia, the U.S., or Iran should see some geopolitical advantage in escalating the conflict.
After another failed escalation in Syria, the Turkish president is increasingly isolated abroad and under scrutiny at home.
Turkey has been bogged down in Syria for nearly a decade. Why is it gambling on Libya, too?
The Nonproliferation Treaty was supposed to lead to disarmament. Instead, it’s led to nuclear apartheid — and sooner or later, someone’s going set one off.
Donald Trump wants to be king of the geopolitical jungle.
The Trump administration betrayed the Kurds in Syria. But there is still time to turn things around.
As Saudi Arabia slowly backpedals, we could see an end to the Yemen war, an easing of Iran’s isolation, and a reduced role for the U.S.
From the U.S. to the U.K. to Turkey, it is a hallmark of right-wing populists to make a preposterous policy and then be forced to retreat.
Trump’s not bringing the troops home. He’s been haphazardly deploying more troops, drones, and dollars abroad, while waging a shadow foreign policy for his own benefit.
Without international diplomacy, the Middle East is going to run out of water — and it won’t be alone.