Changing US policy towards China
The new US “National Security Strategy” report which indicates the strategic benchmark of US foreign policy.
Pragmatism Over Ideology
A new phase between the Americas
The 2015 Panama Summit has shown itself as an important tool to build bridges on the road to a more fraternal, peaceful....
Phase One of Raqqa's Liberation Begins
Liberating Raqqa can be understood within the context of the US relying on YPG forces, which is met with objection by Turkey.
The Consequences of the US-Russian Agreement
There are three factors that may hinder the drafted US-Russian Agreement concerning the Syrian conflict.
How Iraqi Government Forces managed to reclaim strategic territories from ISIS
Two main reasons behind the recent progress of the Iraqi government's armed forces in its war against ISIS
Western Anti-ISIS Intervention in Libya
ISIS's expansion in Libya have prompted actions by the United States and Europe against the organization.
Iran and the lifting of non-nuclear sanctions
President Hassan Rouhani seeks to have international non-nuclear sanctions to improve his stance domestically as he faces criticism.
Return of the “Ahmadinejads”?
Iran's Response to Continued US Sanctions
Relations between Washington and Tehran are still marred by many differences even after the nuclear agreement came into effect.
Iran's Approaches to Addressing International Terror Accusations
The mounting international community's accusations against Iran of supporting terrorism threaten new sanctions against Tehran.
Hezbollah's expected Moves in response to the US International Financing Prevention Act
The United Sates recently imposed sanctions on Lebanese banks and financial institutions for dealing with Hezbollah.
Implications behind failure to reach US-Russian deal for Syria
Reaching a US-Russian ceasefire deal for Syria is fragile, so what are the alternatives for the US administration?
Why Initiatives to Settle Regional Crises Failed
Most of the initiatives pushed to solve regional crises have failed to achieve their goals...
Transformations Between World Powers and Militias in the Region
Shifts in relationships between international forces and militias in the Middle East
Saudi Assets and Investments in the US
A report examining outstanding features of the economic relations between Saudi Arabia and the US
Saudi Arabia’s uncertainty and points of leverage post US elections
Uncertainty is a key reason why Saudis are concerned about difficulties in dealing with President-elect Trump.
Does the Obama Administration Seek to Prevent an Iranian Upset?
The administration is seeking to smooth any issues that may create more obstacles for the nuclear deal.
Will Western Companies Retreat from Investing in Iran?
It appears that the sanctions imposed by the US on Iran will obstruct the economic gains made by the latter in 2016.
Could Iran Seek Rapprochement with Trump?
Despite the escalating tensions between Iran and Trump, Iran may attempt to pursue a back channel diplomacy approach with the US.
How Can ISIS Deal with the Plan to Besiege Raqqa?
The US-Iraqi plan to wage war on the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) in Mosul has driven ISIS militants towards Syria.