Behind The News
March 6, 2014
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates withdrew their ambassadors from Qatar Wednesday representing one of the first public splits between the Gulf Arab allies in recent years over the role of Islamists in the region.
March 4, 2014
Is the Israel-US and even the Obama-Netanyahu relationship on the rocks or launching into a renewed era of strong ties?
March 2, 2014
Plans for a buffer zone in Syria highlight differences in American and Syrian National Coalition goals.
February 25, 2014
By the separation wall and decorating it with works of now-famous art (love him or hate him, see Banksy’s “Make hummus not walls”), are we tacitly accepting the existence of a wall that defies human rights?
Has America failed the Syrian people by failing to act decisively in the growing civil war?
February 23, 2014
MARAH MASHI takes us inside Homs, where only fighters and mice remain.
February 18, 2014
For 36 years, Iran and world powers have been discussing Tehran's nuclear program. As the conversation continues in a new round of talks set to commence this week, we take a look at the history of the ongoing nuclear negotiations.
February 16, 2014
Lebanon announced that it has formed a government on Saturday after more than 330 days of deadlock between the various political blocs.
February 13, 2014
Al Qaeda's new generation of commanders leading thousands of jihadists across the Middle East may be the most dangerous yet.
February 11, 2014
Is the power of AIPAC waning?
February 9, 2014
The fate of Ukraine's political crisis may have more implications for Syria than may be expected.
February 6, 2014
China's passive role in the Middle East could make them perfectly placed to orchestrate peace in the region.
February 4, 2014
The Daily Star talks to Beirutis shortly after a suicide bomber blew up a bus in the Shoueifat.
February 2, 2014
Jihadists and terrorism in Europe is far from new. In fact, some may argue that trends of young jihadists going to the Middle East from the EU is similar to migration in the 1970s of young left radicals flocking to MENA in solidarity with the "Anti-Imperialist International Struggle."
January 30, 2014
Destroying Syria's cultural landmarks have been used tactically by both sides to decrease the country's internal cohesion and identity, undermine the opponent's power, and "rewrite the history" of Syria for the future by removing all reminders of the past, but it has also been a lucrative industry and not just Syrians are involved....