We need a strategy, says Sen. John McCain, (R-Ariz.), discussing transition in Saudi Arabia amid instability in the Middle East and ISIS terror attacks.» Read More
The liberation of this Syrian city marks a turning point in the war against ISIS, says David Phillips.
Draining the swamp that gives rise to extremism and terrorism is a generational endeavor. The West's policies warrant review, says David Phillips.
The U.S. government tightened sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for the devastating cyberattacks against Sony.
DUBAI, Jan 1- Falling world oil prices will hurt countries across the Middle East unless Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest crude exporter, takes action to reverse the slump, Iran's deputy foreign minister told Reuters. Oil prices closed on Wednesday at a 5-1/ 2 year low, registering their second-biggest ever annual decline after OPEC oil exporters, led by Saudi...
U.S. officials heralded the oil revenue-sharing agreement in Iraq but they should not rush to judgment. Here's why.
BEIRUT/ CAIRO, Dec 27- Syria said on Saturday it was willing to participate in "preliminary consultations" in Moscow aimed at restarting talks next year to end its civil war but the Western-backed opposition dismissed the initiative. Syrian state television quoted a source at the foreign ministry saying: " Syria is ready to participate in preliminary...
BEIRUT/ CAIRO, Dec 27- Syria said on Saturday it is willing to participate in "preliminary consultations" in Moscow aimed at restarting peace talks next year to end its civil war. Syrian state television quoted a source at the foreign ministry saying " Syria is ready to participate in preliminary consultations in Moscow in order to meet the aspirations of Syrians...
BEIRUT, Dec 27- Syria said on Saturday it is willing to participate in "preliminary consultations" in Moscow aimed at restarting peace talks next year to end its civil war. "Syria is ready to participate in preliminary consultations in Moscow in order to meet the aspirations of Syrians to find a way out of crisis," state television said, quoting a source at the Syrian...
The next thing that needs to happen in Iraq is liberating Mosul, says David Phillips. Here's how local leaders envision it.
The lame-duck session, which begins this week, could be instructive on what to expect from Congress next year, says Politico's Ben White.
With many foreign policy issues overshadowed by wider global forces, don't expect major shifts under the GOP-controlled Senate.
ISIS is using a family-friendly message to attract women and kids to enlist, reports NBC News.
The US has only jumped into ISIS battles at the last minute to avert disaster. It's time to get ahead, says David Phillips.
BRUSSELS, Oct 21- The European Union imposed sanctions on Tuesday on 12 Syrian government ministers, two senior military figures and a United Arab Emirates company it accused of helping supply oil to Syria. The EU imposed similar sanctions on Colonel Mohammed Bilal, a senior officer in the Air Force Intelligence Service of Syria, and Major-General Ghassan...
Kamran Bokhari, Advisor, Middle Eastern & South Asian Affairs at Stratfor, discusses the heavy fighting in Kobani over the weekend and Turkey's refusal to join coalition-led strikes.
Turkey is on the verge of a civil war. The US can help by taking the PKK off the terror list, says former State Dept. adviser David Phillips.
Ammo being used by ISIS are found to have been manufactured in 21 countries including the US, NBC News reports.
Malcolm Jorgensen, Lecturer, Sydney Law School and United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, says air strikes have helped to retake strategic areas from ISIS.
Alastair Newton, senior political analyst at Nomura, says it is unlikely that Ukraine will be able to join the European Union by the 2020 timetable due to the continuing turmoil in the country.
Australian special forces troops will be deployed in Iraq to assist in the fight against Islamic State militants, PM Tony Abbott said on Friday.