A Kumbaya Moment for the Middle East? Hardly.

A Kumbaya Moment for the Middle East? Hardly.

Despite Washington’s move toward detente with Iran, other regional conflicts — especially in Israel-Palestine, where an “intifada of knives” is underway — are looking as volatile as ever.

The Middle East’s New Nakba

The Middle East’s New Nakba

The chain of events set into motion by the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq is reaching its logical conclusion — the disintegration of multi-ethnic states and a great expulsion of innocents.

ISIS Unites the World

ISIS Unites the World

There’s no better time for Sunni and Shia to sit down together and address not just ISIS but the injustice, intolerance, and inequality that birthed it.

The Somaliazation of Syria

The Somaliazation of Syria

Unless a tactical shift in the balance of power occurs, it is unlikely that either the regime or the rebels will gain control of Syria’s entire territory.

Harirism Exposed

Harirism Exposed

Lebanon’s billionaire former prime minister is making hay about Hezbollah, but Saad Hariri is doing his own share of sectarian agitation.

Staunching Syria’s Wounds

Staunching Syria’s Wounds

As Syrian society slowly disintegrates, non-aligned states from the developing world may show the way forward to a diplomatic resolution.