More than five years into a catastrophic, multi-sided war of attrition, a new order for Syria is coming into view.
What the Obama administration achieved with Iran deserves great credit. But can it endure?
The new triumvirate leading the way on Syria has deep roots.
Despite the assassination of the Russian ambassador in Turkey, Ankara is part of a new ad-hoc coalition with Moscow and Tehran in the MiddleEast.
The Assad regime's takeover of Aleppo is a major strategic and psychological blow for the Syrian opposition.
Could the president-elect and his secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson adopt useful policies in the Middle East? A scholar sees some hopeful possibilities.
To see why, one must only consider the core economic principle of supply and demand.
The repercussions should Donald Trump withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement, are detrimental to Iran’s economy, regional stability and US dealings with Europe and Russia.
A new modern art exhibition in Tehran is being promoted as a bracing act of cultural diplomacy. But we should look a little deeper.
Muslims everywhere were offended and psychologically shocked by the president-elect’s views. But Syria and Egypt think they can benefit from a Trump presidency.
From Iran and the relationship with Russia to global trade, many questions remain on how Donald Trump will shape his foreign policy.
With a $1 trillion modernisation programme signed off and atomic scientists deeply worried about the future, American policy on nuclear weapons is pretty much business as usual.
Scary moments with a wider social message.
World powers including Russia, the US and Turkey all have a stake in the Syrian conflict – but the networks they rely on for influence are constantly in flux.
Once seen as a diplomatic victory, the nuclear deal of 2015 is now perceived as a failure by conservatives who reject President Rouhani's message of moderation as economic recovery remains elusive.
Cooperation between Tehran and Moscow is strictly limited to Syria.
Shahram Amiri is one of 250 people executed this year despite President Rouhani's efforts to improve his country's human right's record.
The director who put Iranian cinema on the map, but whose work spoke beyond nationalities and borders.
The tentative Boeing jet deal prompted outrage among Republicans but barely a peep among Iran's own conservatives, despite their aversion to warmer economic ties with the U.S.
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