Jul 5, 2016

Erdogan reverses course

Turkish President Recip Tayyip Erdogan's foreign policy switch positions him and his country to play a larger role in the region.

May 28, 2016

Hajj row escalates as Iran and Saudi Arabia miss new deal

An Iranian delegation has left Saudi Arabia without an agreement for its citizens to attend the Muslim hajj pilgrimage this year, Saudi media have reported, a second failure by the rival Middle East powers to strike a deal. Relations between the two countries plummeted ...

May 28, 2016

100 years of hubris in Middle East

The infamous Sykes-Picot agreement is a convenient scapegoat for the instability that reigns in the Middle East, but responsibility for the region's tragedy is more diffuse.