As President Bashar al-Assad’s officials reach out to contacts in the West, the differences between the regime and the opposition may be smaller than they first appeared.
Will the murder of three teenagers bring Armageddon to the Arab-Israeli conflict?
We like to think our way of life is the best in the world. But trying to spread American values always backfires.
And it's high time they did.
If ISIS attacks Jordan, neither the United States nor Israel will be able to stay out of the fray.
Will the declaration of a new caliphate unite the world’s jihadists -- or tear them apart?
Why the administration’s muddy logic for intervention on behalf of a deeply unpopular central government will get America engaged in a Middle Eastern civil war.
New polls from across the region show a deep pessimism on the possibility of a non-violent, two-state solution.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup causes celebration and protests; Iraqi refugee camps swell with families after the fall of Mosul; and people all over the world enjoy the summer heat.
Can Netanyahu find Israel's three kidnapped teenagers without destroying his own government and tearing the West Bank apart?
It’s time for NATO to get involved in Syria and Iraq, perhaps even putting limited Special Forces troops on the ground.
The militant Palestinian movement faces declining popular support, empty coffers, and bitter enemies abroad. Now with a massive Israeli crackdown underway, it's struggling to determine its true identity.
In the refugee camps of Iraqi Kurdistan, the insurgents are not often what they seem.
A cohesive Iraqi state will always be a fiction. ISIS will shoot itself in the foot. And other important truths to guide U.S. policy in today’s increasingly turbulent Middle East.
Why aren't Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube doing more to keep ISIS from spreading hatred and violence on social media?
Will Assad agree to a political solution? Can ISIS be defeated? A sobering report from the latest PeaceGame.
These are the seven men who could replace him.
How the disappearance of three Israeli boys in the West Bank is upending Palestinian politics.
The four horsemen of intervention in the Syria conflict are gathering steam. Here’s why they’re wrong.
Iran's hard-line publicity machine is waging a war against President Hassan Rouhani. But unlike other moderates before him, Rouhani is fighting back.
The secret to getting it right in the world's most volatile region is admitting when you're wrong.