A new bust suggests that North Africa-based militant groups and the Italy-based mafia are cooperating and reaping big profits from drug trafficking in the MENA region.
Once the Assad regime and its allies consolidate their hold on Syria, the focus could once again shift back to Israel.
Quick takes on some of the latest geopolitical developments in the Middle East.
The euro zone reports solid growth over the third quarter, Damascus looks to liberate Kurdish-controlled areas, and a presidential run-off vote is put on hold in Liberia.
Turkey’s post-coup purges have come to a head with the trial of 11 human rights activists on terrorism charges.
This outline explores the regional forces and core interests motivating Turkey’s foray into the Syrian civil war.
Daesh’s wanton destruction of cultural relics helped fray the national fabric of countries like Syria and Iraq. It’s now up to the international community to help mend them.
The Italian government needs to get migrant crossings under control before next year’s election, and its newest plan appears to be working.
Ankara and Moscow have found a common cause in the Syrian civil war, but geopolitical disagreements in the South Caucuses and beyond will thwart too close of a détente.