The new secretary of state once called the Iran nuclear deal 'unconscionable.' If he supports Trump's instinct to scrap the agreement on May 12, it could unleash violence across the volatile Mideast.
The Syrian conflict is a war of many sides. Here's a rundown of the key players.
The international community should set bright line rules on appropriate responses to cyber attacks before an expansive reading of the “self-defense” clause triggers war.
Trump's pick to lead the State Department believes Iran is 'intent on destroying America.' But ending the Iran nuclear deal could unleash a violent chain reaction, a Mideast scholar says.
A former US Department of Defense and State Department official explains why a hard-line approach on North Korea will likely fail, as it did with Iran.
Iran's young "daughters of the revolution" are protesting hijab laws and demanding equal rights. They're the ultimate symbol of female resistance on this International Women's Day.
With Iran and India on manoeuvres and the war in Yemen still unfolding, Pakistan's stakes in the Middle East are as high as ever.
Even if Syria's armed conflict is somehow resolved, new proxy conflicts between regional actors are emerging on the country's soil.
Donald Trump doesn't have one foreign policy – he has several, and they all clash.
Sometimes diplomacy won the day, sometimes it didn't.
Protests against mandatory hijabs have a clear goal, and if successful, would be a victory for Iranian civil society.
More than 100 historic expeditionary and travel films have been digitised recently by the Royal Geographical Society and the British Film Institute.
Over the past three decades, Turkey has launched countless operations across the Iraqi and Syrian borders, succeeding only in making matters worse for itself. This time may be no different.
11 activists have died in prison since Iran's mass protests were crushed in January. Now, some detainees' families are keeping a daily vigil outside jails. It's a sign that unrest in Iran is not over.
Military options should, and must, be on the table if diplomacy fails to compel North Korea to de-nuclearize.
Although the unrest that shocked Iran's ruling elite appears to be over, there are several reasons to think this won't be the last time disaffected citizens take to the streets.
With a hollowed-out agenda and a cynical attitude to corruption, Iran's reformist forces have squandered their people's trust.
Iran's main opposition is loath to embrace a new wave of protesters. It may soon have no choice.
The nationwide anti-government protests in Iran could have significant implications in Syria and beyond.
Iranian cyberthreats come from independent hacker groups and from those suspected of having government ties. Their efforts may be part of a campaign to counterbalance other international powers.