A big share of Iran’s economy is owned by the business wings of the armed forces.
Cuts and hikes in all the wrong places?
Iranians have long taken national pride in their natural resource wealth. But ordinary people aren’t seeing the benefits.
Once again, sharply rising food prices contribute to turmoil.
Even though the wars in Syria and Iraq are dying down, Saudi Arabia will have to learn to share the Middle East with Iran.
In the Middle East and North Africa, the transition toward equitable economic development and transparent and accountable rule of law will take a very long time.
As the primary source of tourists visiting Turkey shifts from Europe to the Middle East, a 150 year-long era comes to a close.
Trump rendering the Iran deal null and void will irreparably undermine America’s global, moral and political leadership.
Far from dominant, Saudi Arabia’s future in the Middle East is that of a second fiddle state.