Syrian Civil War
For President Putin, the road to a new Russian superpower leads through Syria.
Drought conditions are driving water conflicts throughout Tunisia, further destabilizing the fragile outpost of democracy in the MENA region.
Do recent shifts in Turkey-US relations vindicate Samuel Huntington’s controversial thesis of a clash of civilizations?
Different core interests are keeping Iran and Russia from seeing eye-to-eye on Assad’s fate after the Syrian civil war.
Tensions spike in Kashmir, Putin’s United Russia cruises to a big win in parliamentary elections, and the Syria ceasefire deal goes on life support.
Turkey’s entrance into the conflict brings an incendiary new dynamic on the battlefield – and diplomatic headaches for Washington.
The United States aims to press the advantage in Syria before any Russia-Turkey reboot takes hold.
Egypt is the next front in Russia's push to regain its traditional great power status.
A key security summit in the U.S., David Cameron’s cabinet in revolt, and Syria’s Kurds quietly assemble a state.
Great power plans to break up states in the name of ‘peace’ don’t always work. Just look at India and Pakistan.