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Oil Prices Change the Face of Geopolitics

The plunge in oil prices has had a significant economic effect on Russia, Iran and Venezuela, and is changing those countries' geopolitical calculus.
By Andrew Topf.


World's 10 Biggest Energy Gluttons

A look into which countries use the most energy per capita reveals some surprising results, from the Middle East to the Caribbean.
By Andrew Topf.


Viewpoints: Iraq Battles Multiple Crises

With ISIS continuing to terrorize and control broad swaths of the country, and with international intervention now underway, Iraq also faces a potential political crisis.


Palestine: Political Realities in an Explosive Region

Standing between Palestinians and a two-state resolve are a militant Hamas, a militant Israel and a Middle East flooded with weaponry of all kinds. By Laurelle Atkinson.


Gaza: The Middle East Children's Alliance

In this interview, MECA's Ziad Abbas discusses his organization's work to bring aid, clean water and creative outlets to Palestinian children in need. By Joshua Pringle.


ISIS and WMD: New Danger in the Middle East

As flames in the region climb higher and ISIS claims establishment of a caliphate, discord among regional and global forces prevents any meaningful solution. By Laurelle Atkinson.


Iraq: Consequence of Military Training

Decades of Western military intervention and training have stoked the fires of sectarianism and warfare in Iraq and the broader region. By Laurelle Atkinson.

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Overcoming ISIS: Transcending Sectarian Rivalries

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Turkey: Broker for Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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Israel and Palestine: A Bi-National Solution

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Syria: the Misnomer of 'Combating Terrorism'

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Viewpoints: Saudi Arabia's Geopolitical Maneuvers

Education Boycott in Israel and Palestine

Daniel Noah Moses

Libya Is a Failed State

James Stafford

Syria: Interview with Richard Gowan

Joshua Pringle

Egypt: Interview with Zachary Lockman

Joshua Pringle

Syria: Center of a Region Inflamed

Laurelle Atkinson

Viewpoints: Syria's Ongoing Crisis

Egypt: Consequences of Morsi's Removal

Jacob Cedusky

Viewpoints: Egypt Struggles for Its Soul

Can We Be Optimistic About Libya's Future?

Najwa Bin Wahibah

Delicate Landscape of the Eastern Mediterranean

Ioannis Michaletos

WMD Regulation in the Middle East

Laurelle Atkinson

World Thirst for Energy

Ioannis Michaletos

Iran and Egypt: Old Foes, New Competitors

Azadeh Pourzand

Israel and Palestine: Consequences of Deterrence

Laurelle Atkinson

Gaza: An End to Bloodshed or a Popularity War?

Shira Rubin


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