A supporter of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan holds a flag before Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.
Turkey tops the list of countries to watch in the Middle East. Surprising shifts in domestic and foreign Turkish policy will have an important influence on the web of complex developments in the entire…
Some of the global pressure points in 2017. Below is the analysis of each country, grouped by region.
As countries around the world deal with internal and international crises, the potential for faultlines to open is high.
Is Putin the new power broker in the Middle East?
Russia has managed to regain, at least in part, its role as a powerful interlocutor in the Middle East, which it lost after the fall of the Soviet Union.
Members of the youth wing of the National Front, Malaysia’s ruling coalition, hold placards during a protest at the North Korea embassy following the murder of Kim Jong-nam in Kuala Lumpur.
Using nerve agents is banned under the Chemical Weapons Convention, but North Korea is not a party to it.
A protester against President Trump’s immigration policy and a Trump supporter in New York City.
Data since 1950s show Americans have always been wary of refugees. A public opinion expert explains current attitudes toward Syrian refugees and what it means for building consensus on policy.
Among the Syrian refugee population it is estimated that there are 2,000 university professionals and 100,000 university qualified students.
A destroyed church in Harasta, on the outskirts of Damascus.
Prioritising groups of refugees, such as Syrian Christians, over others will only create further polarisation.
Demonstrators outside Terminal 5 of Chicago’s O'Hare airport on Jan. 29, 2017.
AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh
A constitutional scholar considers the legal arguments that could undo Trump's executive order barring travel by residents of seven Muslim majority countries.
Syrian children remove rubble Aleppo, Syria.
AP Photo/Hassan Ammar
This roundup from our archives explains some of the major conflicts unfolding in the seven countries singled out by Trump's executive order.
Only long-term integration policies will keep people safe from appalling camps conditions.
The 60,000 people currently stuck in Greece will probably have to stay there. The EU should help them integrate.
Pro-Donald Trump bots worked to sway public opinion in the US election by secretly taking over pro-Hillary Clinton hashtags and spreading fake news stories.
Bots have not just been used in the US, but also in Australia, the UK, Germany, Syria and China. To what extent – and how – are they affecting political discourse?
Bashar al-Assad, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Bashar al-Assad, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan have a long history as leaders of their countries and players in the Syrian war.
More than five years into a catastrophic, multi-sided war of attrition, a new order for Syria is coming into view.
The United Nations Security Council votes on a resolution on monitoring evacuations from besieged parts of Aleppo.
Despite the cataclysmic risks of the Cold War, times have never been as dangerous as these since 1945. Freedom and the rule of law are both under threat.
Life is in limbo for Syrian refugees in Jordan.
With the many interconnected conflicts within Syria continuing, and with routes to safety increasingly blocked, what can Syria's 4.8m refugees expect in this ‘new’ year?
It's become a popular meme: 2016 was the worst year ever. We'll be lucky if it was.
Flag-wrapped coffin of late Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov is carried to a plane during a ceremony at Esenboga airport in Ankara.
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.
A city under siege: never again?
The images we have seen of Aleppo could play an important role in future discourses about the responsibility to protect.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov ® and Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu offer flowers in memory of slain Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov.
Maxim Shemetov/Pool photo via AP
Ambassador Karlov's death will weaken Turkey's influence in the Syrian conflict.
Mosul is one of many war-torn cities in the middle East.
In the Middle East, there will be no easy choices for the incoming Trump administration - and a wild ride is likely to continue.