August 23, 2022Middle East and North Africa
The reopening of diplomatic ties with Israel is the latest move in Turkey’s regional rapprochement. With it, Ankara aims to bolster national security and its wavering economy.
May 4, 2022Middle East and North Africa
Rapprochement between Turkey and Saudi Arabia will likely restore a vital trade link as Erdogan’s government moves to improve regional ties amid deep economic troubles.
September 16, 2020Middle East and North Africa
The August explosions in Beirut were the latest in a series of man-made disasters that have led some experts to say Lebanon is becoming a failed state.
October 13, 2020Middle East and North Africa
Any sharp drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq grants Iran a golden opportunity to expand its influence there and threatens to inflame sectarian tensions.
October 27, 2021Middle East and North Africa
An imprisoned opponent, dire economic conditions, and ongoing tensions with the United States all pose challenges to President Erdogan’s increasingly erratic leadership.
May 21, 2021Climate Change
Reducing global emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, could provide one quick win in the fight against climate change.
September 9, 2021Middle East and North Africa
Members of Egypt’s jihadi movement played important roles in inspiring and plotting the 9/11 attacks. Egypt still struggles with some of the factors that gave rise to such extremism.