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Trouble at home may change Biden's hand in Iran nuke talks

Trouble at home may change Biden's hand in Iran nuke talks

A lot of the characters are the same for President-elect Joe Biden but the scene is far starker as he reassembles a team of veteran negotiators to get back into the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. President Donald Trump worked to blow up the multinational deal to contain Iran’s nuclear...

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Syria sanctions inflict suffering as al-Assad regime marches on

Syria sanctions inflict suffering as al-Assad regime marches on

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is going nowhere. He withstood the military threat posed by a decade-long war and even as the country faced its worst food and economic crisis over the last few months he has managed to cling to power. Some in the West had hoped the economic pressure,...

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Portraits of Syrian first lady spark speculation about political role

Portraits of Syrian first lady spark speculation about political role

Experts have recently been arguing that the frequent appearance of Syrian First Lady Asma al-Assad’s potraits in government offices has political significance, especially with presidential elections scheduled for April and May. Asma’s pictures have raised questions about whether she...

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Almost Two Years After Defeat, ISIS Resurfaces in Syria’s Badia

Almost Two Years After Defeat, ISIS Resurfaces in Syria’s Badia

For weeks, ISIS has managed to escalate its attacks against Syrian regime forces and their allies in the Syrian Badia, largely suggesting that the terror group has succeeded in reorganizing its ranks in the vast desert region. This resurgence comes less than two years after ISIS...

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