Both Assad and his rebel opponents hope to leverage the US fight against the Islamic State to help them win the civil war.
Middle East and North Africa
The UAE's airstrikes in Libya represent a new and dangerous phase in its struggle with Qatar
Egypt is reasserting itself in foreign policy, but it faces economic and societal challenges at home.
ECFR is launching a new “Conflict in Libya” page that gathers all the analysis and the policy recommendations prepared by our experts
After a long process, various options are still open for Palestine with respect to joining the ICC
It is worth asking if European governments could have been better prepared for the Iraqi horror show
The casualty figures in Gaza are as grim as you think
Why Lebanon has a unique trajectory in its response to the threat of IS