While the recent Friends of the Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces meeting in Marrakesh was a diplomatic success for the National Coalition, many questions remain unanswered.
There could be progress on resolving the bloody impasse in Syria—as long as the Syrian National Coalition becomes a serious government in exile, and Russia drops its support for Assad.
After years of instability and marginalization, Iraq has recently emerged as a key regional player.
A year has passed since the first uprisings in Tunisia spurred a fundamental change in the dynamics of Europe’s southern neighborhood, creating a host of domestic and external challenges for the region and its neighbors.
Libyan Prime Minister Abdel-Rahim El Keib discussed Libya’s political transition and the future of U.S.-Libya relations.
The Obama administration faces various challenges and opportunities in the realm of democracy support, ranging from the Middle East and North Africa to Russia, Burma, and beyond.
As global tensions over Iran’s nuclear program escalate, Tehran and the West have reached a standoff. To revive negotiations, a clear understanding of the key factors influencing Iran’s stance is paramount.
Turkey has a potentially valuable role to play in supporting democracy and state-building in the Arab world, but big questions about that role abound.
Turkey’s seemingly successful blend of Islam and democracy, as well as its steady economic growth, are very attractive points, but its human rights infractions are worrying.
Just back from the region, Senator Lindsey Graham discussed Afghanistan, Libya, and the future of the war on terror.