The word describes a sovereign entity that simply doesn’t exist.
Less than a year out from President Trump’s May 2018 announcement that the United States is withdrawing from the JCPOA, Iran’s oil industry is struggling more than many anticipated.
It may be hard admit given the US president’s woeful foreign policy record, but Trump is right on Syria: it’s time for the United States to get out.
The Kurdish issue is blocking the road out of Syria for the US government, and finding a resolution will be anything but easy.
Both sides risk losing their international backers in 2019. Will it make a difference on the battlefield?
Large swathes of Iraq and Syria remain utterly devastated by the war with Islamic State.
When the NATO-led coalition intervened in Libya, its people were promised security and democracy. Seven years later, all they have received is chaos, death and destruction.
Another ceasefire evaporates as the vital port of Hodeida erupts in fighting.
The current scandal closely resembles the experience of another famous member of the House of Saud.
Without real change, the Arab Spring is destined to repeat itself.