France has growing strategic relevance in the Gulf region, but its new proximity is dependent on increasingly unconditional support for Gulf regional policies
The Levantine order is in a state of implosion and a new geography of power is emerging
Analysis: For outside powers, the Yemen crisis is part of a balancing act with the nuclear deal at its heart
The West needs to push regional actors to assume their responsibilities in confronting the threat posed by IS
Both Assad and his rebel opponents hope to leverage the US fight against the Islamic State to help them win the civil war
Both Assad and his rebel opponents hope to leverage the US fight against the Islamic State to help them win the civil war.
While the crisis in Iraq deepens, Europe has been slow to react – reluctant to be drawn into another quagmire in the region.
A fundamental ingredient is still missing in shaping a coherent – though challenging – strategy for targeting IS in Iraq
With Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki resisting calls to step down, US military strikes risk having little effect in combatting the Islamic State (IS)
Recent weeks have highlighted more clearly than ever the growing symbiosis between the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.