Scorched Earth in Iraq and Syria

This week’s ouster of so-called Islamic State (ISIS) forces from the Syrian city of Palmyra sparked cautious optimism from some observers. Aside from the destruction of the city’s ancient ruins,...

Iran’s Conservative Pragmatism

For many, the Iranian elections on February 26, 2016 were a first test for the Iranian public’s reaction to the nuclear deal signed in July 2015. For those who anticipated...

Analyzing the Saudi-Iran Rift with Karim Sajadpour

JMEPP Associate Editor Satgin Hamrah interviewed Karim Sajadpour, a Senior Associate of the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, for the Inside the Middle East Q&A series at the...

Middle East Weekly Roundup: March 7th, 2016

Headline of the Week GCC Designates Hezbollah as a Terrorist Organization After accusing Hezbollah of perpetrating hostile acts against Gulf states, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) designated the group as...