It is not the fear of Islamic State nor the desire to eliminate it that defines the strategies of the main players in the Middle East. Rather it is the fear of how the balance of power will shift after ISIS is eliminated.
The Syrian civil war has created a strategic dilemma for Israel: Is the collapse of the Assad regime worth the risk of what might replace it?
The US policy to contain Islamic State’s advance in Iraq has failed. Now Washington must stand by and watch as Baghdad fails even harder.
This week we examine a potential cleavage developing within OPEC ahead of the cartel’s June 5th meeting.
The Harper government has shifted Canadian foreign policy from ‘peacekeeper’ to ‘player’ in the Middle East and beyond. But is the Canadian military ready for a more assertive role on the world stage?
A look at some of the key events moving oil markets worldwide.
The fall of the Mastouma army base in northwestern Idlib province is just the latest in a string of government defeats at the hands of rebel forces in Syria.
Whether they keep the city or not; the damage is already done. The fall of Ramadi is a major setback in the war against Islamic State.
Détente between Iran and the West is transforming the geopolitical landscape of the Middle East, and governments and investors the world over are scrambling to profit from the new normal.
The number of European jihadists operating in Syria has been dramatically underestimated.