A string of assassinations in the Syrian province of Daraa underscores how high the stakes are in a struggle for ascendancy between Russia and Iran in the south of the country.
Arab Digest · A dangerous game: Turkey and the politics of energy
As Turkey, Russia and the US weigh up their options, a shaky ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib province may be about to end.
Syria’s war has slipped out of the headlines but as the world’s attention is elsewhere ISIS and Russia remain busy.
Arab Digest · The Great Retreat: America's diplomatic withdrawal from the Middle East
Nine years into a civil war, the people of Syria find themselves at the mercy of foreign powers and the relentless greed of the Assad family.
Egypt’s President Sisi is threatening military action in support of the warlord Khalifa Haftar as the Tripoli-based GNA seeks to take the key coastal city of Sirte.
As his battlefield losses mount Khalifa Haftar is running out of options and he soon may be running out of friends.
The oil sector and major oil producing nations face a period of protracted uncertainty and potentially far-reaching change.
The messy battle for oil market supremacy takes a nasty turn with wide geopolitical ramifications.