Images of the reception of members of the Saudi royal family and other dignitaries, exchanging loyalty and complicity, were boring, but the purge of last weekend in Riyadh may end all this. Could the young
There has been an incredible acceleration of friendly ties between Turkey and Russia in the last year. In November 2015, Turks shot down a Russian Sukhoi jet, and the two countries were about to continue
In light of the recent bloody chaos, it is legitimate to ask again: what is going on in Syria? We have known from the beginning who the victim is in this war. Between 400 and
A year ago, when the U.S. and Iran were about to sign the nuclear deal, the Middle East came bursting to life again. The speculation on how the Iran deal might change the stagnantly macabre
On March 14, Russia 1, a state-owned TV channel, ran a news segment that showed what was supposed to be an intense discussion between Russian President Vladimir Putin, Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu and Foreign
This video, recorded by a drone flying low above the streets of the death city of Homs, is devastating. Homs, an ancient trade center during the Egyptian and Hittite Empires, and a long-time Roman colony,
In searching for an image that could help to illustrate the dreadful, complex and totally out-of-control situation in Syria, I stumbled upon an article in the Marginal Revolution that compares the events in Syria to
Caliphate Is revenge for the Paris Peace talks 1919. But the end of nation.-states in the Middle East bring back the old European borders.