Russia, Turkey, Iran and Israel will keep vying for power in Syria long after the US is gone.
Now that the US has pulled out Syria, is the war actually over?
Rare photograph of the formal transfer of Jerusalem to British rule.
The British Mandate in Palestine had its origins in the end of World War I and lasted until 1948. What happened next has devastated the Middle East ever since.
In this September 1993 photo, U.S. President Bill Clinton presides over White House ceremonies marking the signing of the peace accord between Israel and the Palestinians with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, left, and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, right, in Washington.
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Donald Trump's strong defence of Israel might be more boisterous than his predecessors, but it's consistent with the anti-Palestinian policies by previous U.S. administrations.
US President Bill Clinton, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat sign the historic Oslo accord at the White House in September 1993.
In 1993 the Oslo Accords were struck in optimism, but a quarter of a century later little has changed - and there's no real prospect it ever will.
Demonstrators protest ongoing Israeli attacks on Gaza as they march through the streets of Ottawa in November 2012.
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Canadian aid to Palestine will continue to do little good if the Canadian government continues to ignore Israel's role in destroying the Palestinian economy and violating basic human rights.
In this June 2018 photo, an Israeli tractor works to extinguish a fire started by a kite with an incendiary device launched from Gaza in a wheat field near the Israel/Gaza border.
(AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Incendiary kites and balloons have joined artillery rockets in Gaza’s arsenal. They bleed Israel’s finances more than its people.
Palestinian nonviolent protests and mass movement of resistance is one of Israel's biggest fears.
The newly nominated secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is a foreign policy hawk who opposes the Iran nuclear deal. Scrapping it could unleash a chain reaction of violence across the Middle East.
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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.
US President Donald Trump talks to Arab leaders in Riyadh on his recent tour of the Middle East.
It is not clear in the wake of Trump’s visit to the Middle East is whether his public statements are part of an overarching strategy, or what might be described as a reconnaissance mission.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks on a podium as U.S. President Donald Trump listens.
We asked an expert on diplomacy and foreign policy.
Hillary Clinton makes her case to become president.
In less than a week, Americans will choose their next president. And either way, there are problems on a foerign policy level.
A man walks past graffiti denouncing strikes by U.S. drones in Yemen, painted on a wall in Sanaa, Yemen.
Passionate disagreement over drone strikes obscures the fact that we actually don’t know much about how they affect U.S. interests.
From tiny seeds, an environmental solution was found.
A natural byproduct could clean up polluted and war-ravaged land.
Speaking to AIPAC in Washington March 21.
If you take Donald Trump at his word, what would his foreign policy look like?
Refugees walk through a frozen field after crossing the border from Macedonia, near the village of Miratovac, Serbia.
In contrast to what we have been taught - or teach our students - we are living in an increasingly hybrid world.
They can help us.
Syrian refugees have key assets and life stories that can contribute to the long, but necessary, struggle to end violence in the Middle East.
Home away from home for too many Syrians.
US State Department
Syrians are the single largest group of displaced people in the world. How to make sure that the plight of these refugees doesn't fuel future conflicts?
Time to reflect.
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Blair's time as peace envoy left a lot to be desired.
Iranians, who celebrated in the streets of Tehran following this month’s nuclear agreement, are keen to rebuild relations with the West.
By reaching out to Iran, Australia can help end a long stand-off with the West that prevented solutions to many of the world's most dangerous problems, including Syria's civil war and Islamic State.
How dissent is being dealt with in Egypt
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The deadly attack in Paris by French Islamists with ties to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) provokes several basic responses. One major response is a broad affirmation that the actions of the violent…