From Israel and Pakistan to India, ultra-conservative communities have emerged as virus-spreading clusters. This is not helped by governments reluctant to disrupt ultra-orthodox life by enforcing public health measures.
Syria’s announcement of its first COVID-19 case highlights the public health threat posed by war zones that produce millions of refugees and displaced persons.
Lessons not learned and opportunities missed: A roadmap to political and societal dysfunction.
Corruption runs rampant in U.S. arms deals in the Middle East.
Right after Iran’s Soleimani was killed, the Saudis arrived at the White House.
The shortsightedness of the United States in allowing arms production facilities in Saudi Arabia and the UAE is unbelievable.
The standoff between the United States and Iran helps China to build out its energy and trade routes throughout the Middle East.
The moves on the Iraqi gameboard show that when it comes to warfare, military strategy and conflict management, Iran plays chess while the US plays backgammon.
A collection of charts, graphs and maps exploring Iran — its people, economy and its military.