The US and Iran in a Tantalizing Dance

Iran’s president must win over West and keep the hardliners at home at bay
Abbas Amanat
September 26, 2013

For Now, Putin Struts on the World Stage

Taking advantage of Obama’s ambivalence, Russia becomes key player in Middle East diplomacy
Thomas Graham
September 19, 2013

Dignity Deficit Fuels Uprisings in the Middle East

As the Middle East hits bottom for governance, leaders must address cry for justice and respect
Nayef Al-Rodhan
September 10, 2013

Syria Is Dying

A dictator, inability to compromise and resurgence of the Sunni-Shia divide threaten Syria
Azeem Ibrahim
August 29, 2013

Winners and Losers After Arab Spring

Surveys in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia show variations in who’s empowered or sidelined
Lindsay J. Benstead, Ellen M. Lust, Dhafer Malouche, Gamal Soltan, Jakob Wichmann
August 27, 2013

Amid Mideast Turmoil, What Does Russia Want?

For Syria and beyond, Russia emphasizes principle, pragmatism, sovereignty
Thomas Graham
August 20, 2013