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.
New nationwide protests are heaping pressure on the Rouhani regime; but all routes to a political solution remain blocked off.
The seeds of the current crisis were planted during the demise of the Hussein regime.
Faced with resurgent ‘great power’ rivals, the United States must realign its Middle East posture.
The political process has ground to a halt in one of the most deadlocked democracies in the world. Default or civil war could be next.