National security isn't just about warding off physical attacks. It's also about understanding cultural forces that drive a society to think, feel and act in certain ways, a political scientist says.
The longtime prime minister has reshaped Israel in profound ways. The military is stronger but Palestinian suffering has grown.
Now that the US has pulled out Syria, is the war actually over?
The intricacies of Lebanese politics mean Syrian refugees continue to be scapegoated.
The British Mandate in Palestine had its origins in the end of World War I and lasted until 1948. What happened next has devastated the Middle East ever since.
Muhammad bin Salman is set on transforming the oil-rich kingdom into a modern, economically diverse superpower. It won't be easy.
An economy and society like Saudi Arabia's cannot survive the modern world without giving in to change.
Palestinian nonviolent protests and mass movement of resistance is one of Israel's biggest fears.
Hugely divisive and controversial at home, Avigdor Lieberman is both an outspoken hawk and a political opportunist.
Israel's prime minister failed to undermine the validity of Iran's nuclear deal, and instead ended up demonstrating just how important it is.
Despite all claims to secular egalitarianism, the Assad family's decades of rule have been brutally elitist.
With Iran and India on manoeuvres and the war in Yemen still unfolding, Pakistan's stakes in the Middle East are as high as ever.
The events of summer 2011 proved that Israel incubates the same sort of socio-economic discontent that upended the wider Middle East.
The nationwide anti-government protests in Iran could have significant implications in Syria and beyond.
The city is key to both Israeli and Palestinian identity.
When is an anti-corruption purge not an anti-corruption purge?
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.
Survey data shows that Iraqis of all sectarian stripes agree on what's wrong with their country.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE led a group of countries that have severed all ties to fellow American ally Qatar over its foreign policy. The US will play a key role in whether it accedes to their demands.
We asked an expert on diplomacy and foreign policy.