By Jesse Kelly, The Federalist
“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.”—Alexander the Great
Through a myriad of political and religious connections, Russia is seeking to establish its presence in Lebanon. In the first of a three-part exclusive for DW, Benas Gerdziunas traces Russia's influence.
Conflict and chaos could come from the nature of evangelical beliefs and the influence they have over the US president
By Morgan Strong, Middle East Eye
By ALAN DUNCAN, Daily Sabah
Prime Minister Theresa May will be welcoming President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan today as part of his official visit to the U.K.
By Ala Creciun Graff, Baltimore Sun
Last week, Vladimir Putin was inaugurated to his fourth presidential term in Russia. What will his next six years in office bring?
By SINEM CENGIZ, Arab News
During the tenure of former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Turkey pursued a policy to ease the tensions between Iran and Western nations due to the nuclear issue.
By MEMRI Daily Brief
To understand the Kremlin's policy in the Middle East, two questions seem to be imperative: Why is Russia in Syria? And why is it aligning with the "resistance camp" (i.e. Iran, Syria, Hizbullah)?
While the EU frets about Moscow’s role in its backyard, Ankara has also increased its influence there.
ByZIA WEISE, Politico.eu
The Turkish president may get his win next month, but when trouble comes, he'll own it.
By Conn Hallinan, Foreign Policy in Focus