Ambassador and former assistant secretary of defense Chas Freeman is a knowledgeable and well-regarded analyst of the Middle East. His latest work continues a narrative of U.S.
In Captive Society, Saeid Golkar takes on the challenge of trying to explain Iran's Basij to a Western audience. This is a particularly difficult task given the shadowy nature of the inner workings of the Islamic Republic.
A massive anti-coup rally was held in Turkey on Sunday, with the leaders of several opposition parties joining Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a call for national unity.
This year’s Arab League summit met in Mauritania as the region continues to struggle with instability and war in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Libya.
Last week’s failed coup-d’état in Turkey has been roundly condemned in the regional media. According to most observers, the defeat of the coup is a victory for Turkish democracy.
However badly misnamed are the popular protests, uprisings, revolutions and civil wars that started spreading across the Middle East in the winter of 2010-11, it is abundantly clear that in most cases they did not result in peaceful transitions to inclusive democratic politics.