Moscow spent years building influence in the region—and lost it all playing hardball with Riyadh.
Since the assassination of Qassem Suleimani, Shiite militias like the PMU have taken on a new role in Iraq.
The Blue and White leader’s colleagues and former allies have denounced him for caving to Benjamin Netanyahu—but his conciliatory gesture is a sign of statesmanship, not weakness.
The pandemic might prompt the kind of cooperation needed to end the country’s civil war, after years of fighting and foreign intervention failed.
Since U.S President Donald Trump's 2017 travel ban went into effect, thousands of Iranians have been separated from their families in the United States.
Iraqis fear their country will become a new battleground between ISIS and Iran-backed militias.
By working collectively and innovatively, the region can prevent the next security and humanitarian disaster.
After the assassination of its high-ranking general, Iran has successfully doubled down on its regional military strategy.
The coronavirus arrived late to the continent, but the early responses could backfire.
The battle against jihadi terrorism in Africa takes one of its deadliest turns yet, with consequences far beyond the region.
Governments around the world are banning fake news about the crisis—and cracking down on their critics while they’re at it.
Exploiting Iran's coronavirus crisis to demand an end to sanctions is fundamentally dishonest—and panders to a brutal regime.
The United States continues sending military aid to Egypt despite its worsening human rights situation. Could the death of a detained American change that?
The coronavirus pandemic might not disrupt politics in wealthy Western democracies, but it is likely to unleash political instability—and even regime change—in developing countries already suffering from an economic crisis.