Turkey can’t single-handedly solve the crisis in the Gulf – but it has the strength to influence the region’s political landscape.
Militias formed to fight the Islamic State are putting the political independence of the Iraqi government in jeopardy.
Rather than turning Qatar’s people against their emir, the Saudi-led blockade of the Gulf state is stiffening its resolve instead.
A Saudi evolution to a green energy future is possible and within grasp. But it will require persistence from both government and citizens.
One thing is certain: given Iran’s economic and security landscapes, President Rouhani will face an extremely challenging four years.
Millions of people in the Middle East and elsewhere were forced to flee their homes in recent years. What they need most now is dignity.
Turkey’s relationship with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is in trouble. Yet it behooves NATO to ensure that Turkey remains a loyal member.
Very rich, heavily armed states are engaged in brinkmanship in the world’s most conflict-prone region. This doesn’t end well – for anyone.
Youth unemployment is a major driver of radicalization in Tunisia, which supplies more fighters to Syria and Iraq than any other country.
Turkey’s Wikipedia ban is not an isolated incident. It’s just the most recent martyr in the government’s ongoing war against information.
Former Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki spoke about human rights, Tunisian democracy, and US support for Middle East dictatorships.