Different core interests are keeping Iran and Russia from seeing eye-to-eye on Assad’s fate after the Syria civil war.
Turkey’s entrance into the conflict brings an incendiary new dynamic on the battlefield – and diplomatic headaches for Washington.
The ebb and flow of the Syrian battlefield mirrors the military strategy of its major players.
Members of both the Left and Right in US politics are increasingly agreeing that the Iran nuclear deal damages US interests and destabilizes the Middle East.
If Saudi Arabia’s economic downturn worsens there could be dire consequences for the country and the wider region.