The old guard has yet to moot a palatable candidate for the young Iraqis demanding change.
Turkey and Russia’s divergent interests in northern Syria can no longer be glossed over.
Which exporters stand to lose the most if oil continues to hover at the $50 mark?
If past record is any indication, a healthy skepticism is warranted concerning Iran’s new oil discovery in Khuzestan province.
Though the assassination will further destabilize the region, a large-scale conventional conflict remains unlikely.
Will historians look back on the assassination of Qassem Soleimani as the catalyst for a new war in the Middle East?
Is Islamic State a spent force or a globe-spanning “al-Qaeda on steroids”?
Turkey, Lebanon, and Argentina will be hoping for smooth sailing ahead in the global economy, as all three countries face massive financing challenges in the year ahead.
Iran’s region-wide geopolitical project is now imperiled on multiple fronts, including at home.
Lebanon is now entering the seventh week of a socio-economic crisis that has brought the country to the brink of financial collapse. What comes next, nobody can know with any degree of certainty.