With a single cut in donations to a UN agency, Donald Trump has abandoned another norm of US foreign policy. The consequences could be disastrous.
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.
Wondering why Jerusalem matters so much? A 25-year veteran of the Israeli Foreign Service explains what you need to know.
Putin has pulled his troops out of Syria before, only to put them back.
Lessons in military manliness and how to respect it have been a part of Syrian education for decades.
Yemen now needs a new kind of politics where its people must be allowed to make their own future.
Lebanon is on shaky enough ground without a Saudi–Iranian proxy war to think about.
Much of Sinai is almost beyond Egyptian state control altogether.
Just because a group waves the IS flag or claims to be its friend doesn't mean a global insurgency is underway.
Contemporary terrorism is rooted in a form of political violence dating from the French Revolution. It is rooted in social facts and is now evolving on a global scale.
When is an anti-corruption purge not an anti-corruption purge?
A kingdom under pressure is fomenting crisis elsewhere.
A management researcher and an administrator of the Louvre at the time the Abu Dhabi project was launched analyse the new museum.
The latest arrests of princes, ministers and military officials in Saudi Arabia might be in the name of anti-corruption but it also serves to bolster the Saudi royal family's power.
The Trump administration's change of US policy toward Iran has reinforced hardliners' ambitions and nationalistic feelings, complicating an already difficult situation in the region.
Mutual benefits beckon.
With just 67 words, a British foreign secretary kicked off a hundred years of conflict and displacement.
An insight into Iranian media and public opinion in the aftermath of Donald Trump's speech decertifying the 2015 Iran Nuclear deal.