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Saudi Arabia and Israel appear to be putting aside decades of enmity due to a fear of Iran's nuclear ambitions and its actions in the region. Is this the beginning of a beautiful friendship?
2016 was the deadliest year for terrorist attack deaths by Isil, report finds
Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman plays dangerous game with populist purge
After the war: Who’s going to pay for Syria’s reconstruction?
Britain ‘to halve’ its minehunter presence in the Gulf
As Saudi Arabia yesterday ordered its citizens to leave Lebanon, Syria seems to be reasserting its historic control over its western neighbour.
Mohammed Emwazi's (also known as ‘Jihadi John’) killing plays both ways: as a success for Western natural justice and yet, at the same time, the creation of another martyr to the ISIS cause.
Russia is nowhere near as isolated or as bereft of options in Syria as Western governments would like to believe.
José Ciro Martínez and Brent Eng
The focus on cash and military equipment flows into Syria has neglected the role of food aid in sustaining the regime and the civil war
As the pattern of Russian air strikes on Syria becomes clear, we can now discern Putin’s campaign plan
Recent increases in Russia’s military presence in Syria not only help reinforce a regional ally in opposition to the West, but also ensure Russia’s prominent role in Syria’s political future, with or without Assad.
Edited by Jonathan Eyal and Elizabeth Quintana
The first of two reports exploring international efforts to counter ISIS lays out the political backdrop to practical efforts to tackle the group
Skilled diplomacy has made Oman an outsized player in regional politics, but succession fears loom large for the small sultanate
Turkey’s upcoming election is unlikely to enhance the prospects for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan or to bring about an improvement in the country’s troubling security situation
Ali M Ansari
The July 2015 Vienna deal revealed the domestic political dynamics that framed Iran’s room for manoeuvre in the negotiations
The UK government’s strategic narrative on the 2011 intervention in Libya had only mixed success in influencing the public’s view of the conflict
The Saudi game of thrones: Crown Prince Mohammed’s power grab
Saudi-Iran tension rearing its head, expert says
Saudi Arabia's royal purge 'doesn't look so bad' for long-term investors, analyst says
Saudi Crown Prince’s Mass Purge Upends a Longstanding System