Trump abandoning the Kurds will damage the U.S. and embolden its foes. It amounts to nothing less than treason.
As Algeria shows, Saudi efforts to spread a counterrevolution throughout the Middle East are coming up empty.
Trump’s decision to withdraw forces from Syria and Afghanistan points only to his abdication of the US’ moral responsibility.
The convergence of Russian-Turkish interests is likely only of a temporary nature.
While shifting energy import patterns enhance China’s clout in the Middle East, it is still struggling to be perceived as a big regional player.
Putin has Turkey exactly where he wants it: As an upset NATO ally willing to break ranks with the alliance’s stance toward Russia.
Russia has been stigmatized as ghoul no. 2 in the American chamber of horrors. That is an act of escapism that conveniently removes China from much-needed public attention.
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.