Saudi Arabia’s disengagement from Lebanese politics enabled a new president to be elected – and the old idea of coexistence to be revived
Further escalation on the cards as Damascus and Kurds join forces to thwart Ankara’s attempt to create a buffer zone in northern Syria
The US and Russia have evidently agreed a trade-off, prompting Turkey and the Gulf states to abandon their former protégés to their fate.
As the tables turn against Saudi Arabia in the conflict, the Americans risk being increasingly dragged in, and the Russians could follow
The US is said to be mulling military options in Syria amid deadlock at the Security Council, but that would mean lighting the fuse for World War III
The Syrian opposition is upset that the US won’t intervene militarily. But the hawks are stirring, and things could change if Hillary becomes president.
It was demeaning for Abbas to attend Peres’ funeral, and disgraceful for Obama to liken him to Mandela
It hasn’t taken long for the Egypt and Saudi Arabia’s much-hyped ‘strategic partnership’ to unravel, largely because of Syria.
If the US and its allies are serious about addressing refugee crises, they could start by putting an end to the military interventions that trigger them
The hawks in the Pentagon have sabotaged the Syrian cease-fire deal. Rather than coming to terms with Russia, the US seems intent on bogging it down.