The US was once the dominant force in the Middle East. That old order has disappeared. Now the new powers are Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Russia – and the US needs a new policy for the region.
Armed and backed by some of the world's largest known oil and gas reserves, Gazprom would be more powerful than US mercenaries such as Blackwater, and also closely linked to the Kremlin.
An unprecedented onslaught from the US hasn't destroyed the terrorist organization. What is the secret of its resilience?
The Saudi-Canadian row offers Canada an opportunity to adopt a new Middle East policy based on universal human rights that address the needs of the many and contributes to regional stability.
What looks from the outside like a domestic currency crash is in fact something far more dangerous.
Smear campaigns against humanitarian volunteers in war zones are nothing new.
New research shows that refugees in regional Queensland have found it very easy to make friends and feel safe and comfortable raising children in their communities.
Reham and her family are among an estimated 1.5m Syrian refugees living in limbo in Lebanon.
Turkey's close relationship with the US dates back to the Cold War. But after the June election there put nationalists into a position of power in the government, that alliance could turn rocky.
The wars against Islamic State and al-Qaida show that military responses may seem to work in the short term but don’t change much in the long run.
What's needed is a comprehensive international strategy to combat the illicit trade in antiquities.
In the seven years since civil war erupted in Syria, refugees have fled the violence and destruction. But starting over in a new country after such experiences is much harder than it may seem.
The last thing the Middle East needs is another open conflict between two massive military powers. Fortunately, they both seem to agree.
The world cheered the defeat of IS in the Middle East, but the insurgency is far from over.
A recent skirmish between Iran and Israel put the spotlight back on one of the most sensitive territories in the world.
Flashy interceptor systems attract media and government attention. But bomb shelters and warning systems are at least as important in the midst of missile strikes.
Years of mediation by Russia have helped keep a direct Israeli-Iranian conflict off the agenda. But things have changed.
Despite all claims to secular egalitarianism, the Assad family's decades of rule have been brutally elitist.
A recent intervention by the US, the UK and France is only part of a far broader – and deadlier – campaign.
We looked at ten countries in East Africa and found poverty and politics were much more important drivers of conflict and displacement than climate change.