Tensions left to simmer for most of the war are now boiling over as Israel grapples with the possibility of a long-term Iranian presence in southern Syria.
Erdogan threatens to expand Turkey’s campaign against Syria’s Kurds, China mulls SOE reform (again), and a grassroots upsurge in the SPD calls German coalition talks into question.
Iran is showing the same water strains that helped to destabilize Syria ahead of the civil war.
Turkish forces have launched an operation against the Kurdish-majority enclave of Afrin, marking a new chapter in the Syrian civil war.
Any rally that deviates from the laws of supply and demand is destined to be short-lived, and oil prices are no exception.
Andrej Babiš’ government is toppled in the Czech Republic, Washington follows through on its threat against the Palestinians, and Canada prepares to raise interest rates.
Anton Salman, the mayor of Bethlehem, in his first interview in 2018: starting from the “Siege of the Nativity church,” passing through Donald Trump’s declaration about Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, ending with the future of Palestine.
Will the energy market of 2018 take its cues from the bearish 2016, or the bullish 2017?
Droughts disrupted food production and spurred migration and conflict worldwide in 2017. Will 2018 be any different?
Will the Jerusalem embassy move be boon or bane to Hamas-Fatah reconciliation?