They stand to benefit significantly from even closer ties, but will Russia and Egypt continue their hot pursuit? Only time and the Trump administration's strategy will tell

Alexey Khlebnikov

People living in Gulf countries are breathing some of the most toxic air on earth, but the technology, funding and regulations needed to fight back don't stack up

Kieran Cooke

In Syria, hard evidence no longer drives accountability. The biggest winners? The Assad regime and its allies who cannot be blamed for thinking they're able to get away with anything

Lina Khatib

The catalysts - and consequences - of the Kurdish referendum are rooted in the creation of region's nation states after World War I. To prevent another conflict, that order must be reconceived

Basheer Nafi

Sixteen years after 9/11, the attacks continue to justify US military destruction from Iraq to Yemen to Pakistan and beyond. Is freedom really winning?

Belen Fernandez

Decision-makers in Tehran may not be strategic masters, but they are masterful at taking advantage of America’s self-inflicted wounds. Nikki Haley's speech at the American Enterprise Institute? Case in point

Reza Marashi

America's strategy shift in Afghanistan leaves Iran with a good chance to check Pakistan's ambitions in the war at its borders - but it will be an uphill battle

Mahan Abedin

Iran's port at Chabahar will help Tehran balance its relations with India and Pakistan and has the potential to turn the waters north of the Indian Ocean into a maritime 'sphere of influence'

Maysam Behravesh

Power will continue to elude Israel's Labor party, unless it plumps for a populist leader

Simon A Waldman

The people of the region will find their voice again once the dust settles from sectarian wars and international interventions

Rayan El-Amine