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The killing of Ali Abdullah Saleh – Is peace in Yemen...

Based on remarks at a 19 December 2017 NUS Middle East Institute seminar The Middle East being the Middle East, everything is interrelated. What happens...

Kurdish forces blame Assad government for their failure to defeat ISIS...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:35 P.M.) - Following repeated failures by Coalition-backed Kurdish forces to defeat ISIS on the eastern shore of the Euphrates River in...

Trading Jerusalem for Iran

US president Donald J. Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem potentially sets the stage for a controversial American effort to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict backed by...

US-Saudi nuclear talks: A barometer for whither the Middle East?

Talks aimed at transferring US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia serve as an indicator of where the Saudi-Iranian rivalry is heading as well as the...

Arab anger: Governments and protesters walk a fine line

A little noticed subtext to furious protests across the Middle East and North Africa against US President Donald J. Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as...

Saudi Arabia: The Coming Crisis in the Kingdom

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has, in recent months, tightened their blockade on the war ravaged country of Yemen. The justification for this tightening...

Syrian Army will create new brigades with captured ISIS weapons

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:15 A.M.) – The rapid defeat of Islamic State forces in eastern Syria over the last several months has seen the Syrian...

Tackling sunni muslim ultra-conservatism: A Pakistani-US collision in the making

A recent government surrender to militant demands for stricter adherence to Islam mediated by the military coupled with the release from house arrest of...

Exclusive: ISIS to launch major offensives in Libya and Egypt very...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:50 P.M.) – Reports by both intelligence authorities from various countries and pro-ISIS social media sources all point towards the imminent advent...

ISIS begins mass retreat from Syria, Iraq to Egypt, rest of...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:55 P.M.) - Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq are beginning to withdraw in great numbers from Syria and Iraq to...