Wed, 02 Dec 2015 22:21:00 GMTRobert Bensh discusses the myriad ways that ISIS and the Paris attack impact global energy security and geopolitics in the Middle East.
Thu, 22 Oct 2015 22:26:00 GMTSince Israel restricted Muslim access to a holy site in Jerusalem, Israelis and Palestinians have plunged into a new battle in their eternal war.
Sat, 22 Aug 2015 14:52:00 GMTKhalid al-Asaad, an 83-year-old caretaker of antiquities in Syria, was beheaded by ISIS, but did not receive the same attention as a slain lion.
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 13:01:00 GMTCountries in the East Mediterranean can use gas discoveries as a catalyst for regional cooperation, unlocking the region's production potential.
Sat, 13 Jun 2015 12:55:00 GMTSectarian warfare in Iraq and a brutal regime in Syria have led to a level of violence and chaos that is extreme even by the Middle East's standards.
Fri, 03 Apr 2015 02:40:00 GMTThrough his increasingly belligerent position toward Palestinians and Iran, Netanyahu has managed to incense the United States, Israel's one indispensable ally.
Sun, 02 Oct 2011 18:01:00 GMTIsrael's unreasonableness, backed by U.S. opposition to Palestinian statehood, is bound to isolate Israel and undermine American influence in the region.
Thu, 14 May 2015 21:27:00 GMTSaudi Arabia has succeeded in maintaining its market share throughout the oil bust by continuing to ratchet up production.
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 15:20:00 GMTA look into which countries use the most energy per capita reveals some surprising results, from the Middle East to the Caribbean.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:51:00 GMTThe Western strategy of fighting warfare with warfare has only perpetuated sectarian divides, creating the very environment that fostered ISIS.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:59:00 GMTWith ISIS continuing to terrorize and control broad swaths of the country, and with international intervention now underway, Iraq also faces a potential political crisis.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:45:00 GMTStanding between Palestinians and a two-state resolve are a militant Hamas, a militant Israel and a Middle East flooded with weaponry of all kinds.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:42:00 GMTIn this interview, MECA's Ziad Abbas discusses his organization's work to bring aid, clean water and creative outlets to Palestinian children in need.
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:49:00 GMTAs flames in the region climb higher and ISIS claims establishment of a caliphate, discord among regional and global forces prevents any meaningful solution.
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:49:00 GMTDecades of Western military intervention and training have stoked the fires of sectarianism and warfare in Iraq and the broader region.
Sun, 08 Jun 2014 20:05:00 GMTDespite Israel's ongoing sabotage of peace talks, Turkey continues to work toward reconciliation between theocratic rivals in the Middle East.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:43:00 GMTTwo decades of failed negotiations, perpetual conflict and an expanded occupation should encourage an alternative to the two-state solution.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:35:00 GMTIn Syria and across the Middle East, every actor embroiled in conflict is considered a terrorist by someone, making resolutions exceedingly difficult to achieve.
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 11:27:00 GMTIn its battle for regional dominance and ongoing rivalry with Shi'ite Iran, Sunni Saudi Arabia is currently involved in a number of strategic battles throughout the Middle East.
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:30:00 GMTAn anti-normalization boycott of educational organizations in Israel and Palestine is making much-needed education and dialogue more difficult.
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:04:00 GMTInstability in Libya, a country where militias rove the land, was demonstrated last week when Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was captured in Tripoli.
Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:53:00 GMTGowan discusses the obstacles to a peace process, including the fact that extremist rebel factions are unlikely to recognize any ceasefire arrived at in Geneva.
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:03:00 GMTLockman discusses the current struggle in Egypt among the Muslim Brotherhood, the revolutionaries of Tahrir Square and the military that has reclaimed power.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 22:57:00 GMTWhether driven by humanitarian aims or not, a U.S. military strike on Syria would be perceived as yet another forceful grab for regional and global hegemony.
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 13:45:00 GMTMore than 110,000 civilians are dead. More than 2 million are refugees. The United States, France and Turkey are moving closer to military intervention.
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:59:00 GMTThe Egyptian Armed Forces' removal of President Morsi has created a number of challenges related to democracy, political stability and the role of Islam.
Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:27:00 GMTEgypt's second wave of revolution in two years has caused deep divisions within the country, with ramifications that ripple across the region. Worldpress.org presents a sampling of recent news coverage.