The knee-jerk reaction to the killing of US military personnel in Syria has been that the US might reverse their planned withdrawal. To the contrary, it might solidify the decision to leave, and also lead to increased Turkey-US cooperation.
Britain continues to experience a level of political volatility that is unprecedented in recent history. Theresa May's government has survived, but the country remains in turmoil.
Part I: The Day the Shah Left - this is the first in a series of articles that looks at how the Iranian Revolution came to be in 1979, and where it has led Iran over the course of four decades.
Iraq seeks to forge an independent foreign policy between the American-Iranian rivalry amidst a backdrop of frantic diplomatic visits to Baghdad in recent weeks.
Could unlikely alliances between Serb and Croatian hardliners threaten the country’s unity?
Saudi Arabia has long projected an image of itself as a defender of Muslims, that claim is increasingly being challenged as it now sends Rohingya refugees back to Bangladesh – a country they had fled.
The Horn of Africa appears to be geared towards a new order set off by global competition over strategic interests.
Opposition to Bahrain's monarchy has set up shop in Iraq and criticism within Iraq of Bahrain's crackdown on dissidents hasn't gone down well in Manama. The perceived interference in Bahraini affairs could set Iraq on a collision course with the GCC.
A German man was involved in a deliberate attack seeking to mow down immigrants in an attempt to kill them. Such acts of violence against immigrants are part of an increasingly hostile political atmosphere in Germany against refugees.
The brunt of the US government shutdown falls squarely on the shoulders of blue-collar Americans, a voting bloc Trump can't afford to lose.
An Israeli minister's comments seeking to exile Abbas and blaming him for unrest in Gaza is an indication that not only is Hamas fed up with Mahmoud Abbas - but Israeli leadership is fast losing any trust it had in him.
As the Arab Spring enters its eighth year, violent conflicts and horrific human atrocities have made the Arab people more sceptical about both democratic transition and political movements in general.
Egypt's Abdul Fatah el Sisi is preparing the ground to demolish constitutional term limits, and he will probably get away with it.
The attempted coup in Gabon is a reminder to the Bongo family—who have ruled for decades—that their reign is fragile, and will need serious reforms to survive.
Declaring Nicholas Haysom 'persona non grata' might prove costly for the Federal Somali Government.
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