Aug 16, 2016

Putin's very good summer

It is not clear if Vladimir Putin understands the limits of Russia's power or Western patience. A miscalculation of either could prove disastrous.

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 ...