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Turkey and Iran's Growing Alliance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Declaring a desire to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with Iran in combating terrorism, and driven by Turkey's evolving policy toward Syria, Erdoğan's trip highlighted Ankara and Tehran's tendency to pursue mutual interests when their paths cross.

Japan's Influence in the Middle East

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Although it is not widely recognized as such, Japan is one of the most influential economic actors in the Persian Gulf -- something that is unlikely to change in the near or medium term.

What Is Wrong and What Can (and Cannot) Be Put Right in the Middle East

Dan Schueftan | Posted 06.14.2013 | World
Dan Schueftan

President Obama's recent Middle East trip reflects a measure of recognition that some of the most fundamental assumptions about the region that are prevalent in the West could be flawed.

Can Erdogan Now Deliver His End of the Bargain With Israel?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.03.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

. Nonetheless, as the Syrian crisis continues to threaten the security of all the Levantine states and the Iranian issue continues its slow boil, greater cooperation should be expected between the two. The rapprochement is real; the question is, does it matter?

Is the United States Losing Egypt to China?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.28.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

Given how low Washington is regarded by the average person in Egypt and the Arab Street, China should not have too much difficulty inserting itself as a wedge between them going forward. Based on Mr. Morsi's bold strides in foreign policy, China knows it has a friend in Cairo.

Hamas Aligned With Israel

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 01.23.2013 | World
Raymond J. Learsy

A highly vital step is in progress aligning the people of the Middle East to a mindset more in sync with the modern world ranging from Asia, emerging Africa, Europe and the Americas whereby faith becomes a builder rather than a destroyer.

How Many More Syrians Have to be Killed Before Russia and China Condemn the Syrian Regime?

Nehad Ismail | Posted 02.12.2012 | World
Nehad Ismail

The UN Human rights High Commissioner Navi Pillay told the world on Monday that more than 5000 civilian have been killed by the Syrian security forces since March. At least 300 children have been killed.

War in Libya: Barack Obama Gets in Touch With His Inner Neocon

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Bandow

Libya is not America's war. Washington, overwhelmed with current deficits and future liabilities, cannot afford to be world's permanent 911 number.

Movement on Both Sides

Fadi Elsalameen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fadi Elsalameen

The symbolism of a black man with a Muslim middle name running for the presidency of the United States is having a profound impact on the perception of America among Arabs and Muslims.