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.
Using nerve agents is banned under the Chemical Weapons Convention, but North Korea is not a party to it.
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.
Prioritising groups of refugees, such as Syrian Christians, over others will only create further polarisation.
A constitutional scholar considers the legal arguments that could undo Trump's executive order barring travel by residents of seven Muslim majority countries.
This roundup from our archives explains some of the major conflicts unfolding in the seven countries singled out by Trump's executive order.
The 60,000 people currently stuck in Greece will probably have to stay there. The EU should help them integrate.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 images we have seen of Aleppo could play an important role in future discourses about the responsibility to protect.
Ambassador Karlov's death will weaken Turkey's influence in the Syrian conflict.
In the Middle East, there will be no easy choices for the incoming Trump administration - and a wild ride is likely to continue.
Less than a year ago, Andrey Karlov's assassination would've been a dangerous diplomatic incident – but the two massive powers involved have all but mended fences.
The United Nations has failed to protect the Syrian people from the conflict that has torn their lives apart – so now is the time for a "coalition of the obligated" to step in.