Behind The News
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....
January 28, 2014
Christopher Dekki argues that the attempts of many to balkanize Syria will result in a power vaccum in the already unstable Middle East.
January 26, 2014
While many diplomats and organizations refer to them in mass numbers, a solution to be solved and other crisis jargon, refugees weigh in on their perspectives and opinions of Syria talks in Geneva.
January 21, 2014
Was the Geneva 2 Iran drama a premeditated idea by the usual suspects to derail Syrian peace efforts, or is there more to the story?
January 19, 2014
The only way to end the Syrian civil war may be for the Islamic world to unite against the violence on political, economic and social fronts, says one analyst.
January 14, 2014
On its third anniversary, what is left for the Arab Spring?
January 12, 2014
How will Ariel Sharon's political activity be remembered throughout the Middle East and will it have implications for future diplomacy between Israel and the rest of the Arab world going forward?
January 9, 2014
The United States' double standard policies in Syria and Iraq may undermine its ability and influence in the global fight against Al Qaeda and in the Middle East more generally.