Between an electorate hungry for change and a powerful hardline elite, Hassan Rouhani has his work cut out for him.
Trump avoided many of the missteps his critics feared, but he failed to acknowledge the presence of America's large Muslim population and its contribution to American society.
Handing over censorship to authors and writers themselves may actually make it harsher.
The election TV debates have shown the candidates to be out of touch.
Here's how we can make families work better for women in the 21st century.
Rules imposed after 9/11 and still on the books are getting in the way of delivering aid to conflict zones. In countries like Yemen and Syria, it could mean the difference between life and death.
A case study from the height of the Crusades in the 12th and 13th centuries illustrates that even the most brutal leaders can choose to compromise for stability.
For many centuries, Syrian society has included people of many faiths – Sunni and Shi'i Muslims, Christians and Druze. This past is important to know to understand the present.
America’s relations with Russia and China are now mired in angst, uncertainty and mutual suspicion.
To understand the complexities of the conflict in Syria and what might happen next, it helps to untangle the three layers of strife in the war-torn country.
The West's chosen solution to the Syrian conflict demands action that it's unwilling to take.
Christian calendars usually differ when it comes to Easter celebrations – but not in 2017.
Trump's attack on Assad's air force was opportunist and reckless. It was also long overdue.
The US military's attack on a Syrian airforce base sets a worrying precedent of brashness and uncertainty in how the Trump administration may handle future crises in international relations.
A new study suggests the enigmatic Makran region could see a magnitude 9 earthquake.
Banksy's Walled Off Hotel invites us to consider the value of tourism as a political tool.
The tragedy of Mosul is that while Islamic State's territorial project in Iraq is coming to an end, it is creating new problems that exacerbate the country's existing challenges.
Islamic State will change tack after Mosul, but Iraq isn't ready for what comes next.
Migrants keep going back to the vilified go-betweens that can get them construction jobs or domestic work.
Civil servants stand as forgotten actors of the Lebanon civil war, a historical case that has not been reproduced in more recent conflicts.