Kurdish officials once dreamed of forging their own state out of the ashes of the war against the Islamic State. Now they are fighting for their very survival.
And there’s no indication that, despite Mohammed bin Salman’s bold moves, Saudi Arabia stands a chance of turning the tide.
Without a plan for countering Iranian and Russian interests in Eastern Syria, the administration could find itself in a very bad place in the Middle East.
A month after its independence referendum, Iraqi Kurdistan is seeing its economic future threatened.
The war against the Islamic State concealed the Kurds' political and economic weaknesses. The loss of Kirkuk has made them impossible to ignore.
The war in Iraq won’t end as long as the United States avoids deciding what it wants there.
The Iranian-backed forces that took control of Kirkuk from the Kurds are setting their sights on Baghdad.
Iraqi Kurdistan’s referendum sparked a showdown with Baghdad, leaving Washington fighting the Islamic State and Tehran taking advantage.
The president talks a big game about standing up to Iran — but will he do anything about Iranian-backed militias attacking America's staunchest allies?
The Iraqi prime minister has held his country together amid war and financial crisis. His next battle is to win re-election.
Frantic negotiations headed off a confrontation, but tensions are rising in the region.