It will be curious to those Western analysts obsessed with cultural differences that the roots of their anti-Occidental consciousness may very well reside in the West’s old enemy: Marxism.
Reform-minded politicians should work to take advantage of the wealth and ideas poised to permeate Iranian politics and society in the aftermath of the nuclear deal.
The Sunni-Shia framework offers a poor explanation of Saudi-Iranian relations, perpetuating a flawed characterization of regional tensions as purely sectarian in nature.
Washington must intervene politically in Yemen before extremists gain a foothold amidst the chaos.
Nuclear weapons in and of themselves do not automatically beget instability.
For Putin, fighting ISIS is just a pretext for his larger strategic machinations.
With much of the world seemingly arrayed against the Islamic State, how is the group still so powerful?
Recent developments in the Middle East — from pro-democracy protests in Bahrain to the current crisis in Yemen — form the backdrop of a rapidly escalating tug-of-war between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
The expansion of ISIS not only poses a direct military threat, but also distracts from other important regional issues such as nuclear proliferation.